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Rodriguez completes Burnley return from West Brom

Jay Rodriguez has rejoined Burnley from West Brom, the Premier League club have announced. Credit: PA

Jay Rodriguez has rejoined Burnley from West Brom, the Premier League club have announced.

The 29-year-old striker has signed a two-year deal to return to his hometown side, with the option of a further year, for an undisclosed fee.

Rodriguez came through the Clarets youth system and scored 41 goals in 129 first-team appearances before joining Southampton in a £6million deal in 2012.

He then spent five years with Saints and earned England recognition in 2013 but hopes of featuring at the World Cup the following year were dashed by a serious knee injury.

He moved to West Brom for £12million two years ago and scored 33 goals in 84 appearances for the Baggies, helping them reach the Championship play-offs last season.

His signing continues Burnley's summer business after the arrival of Dutch left-back Erik Pieters from Stoke.

Pope wants to regain Burnley place after signing new contract

Nick Pope is looking to regain his place in the Burnley team after signing a new four-year contract at Turf Moor. Credit: PA

Nick Pope is looking to regain his place in the Burnley team after signing a new four-year contract at Turf Moor.

Pope became the club's number one in 2017-18 after Tom Heaton suffered an injury and his form earned him a place in England's World Cup squad last summer.

But he suffered a shoulder injury in a Europa League tie against Aberdeen in July and was restricted to just two FA Cup appearances for the rest of the campaign.

Burnley signed former national team number one Joe Hart in Pope's absence before a fit-again Heaton gained his place back in the Clarets team and the England squad.

Pope's new deal runs until 2023, with an option for a further year, and he is determined to return as the number one at Turf Moor next season.

"I want to get back to where I left off and help the club build on the three years I've had here so far," the 27-year-old said.

"Last year was a bit of a non-starter for me with the injury. It was frustrating and didn't pan out as I hoped after such a high the season before.

"But it's been a fantastic time here and I want to help the club to keep moving forward.

"With the contract being for a further four years that will carry me through the majority of my career.

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