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Jay Rodriguez issues heartfelt message to West Brom fans after £10m exit

By Matt Wilson | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Jay Rodriguez has issued a sincere thank-you to Albion fans following his £10million move to Burnley.

Jay Rodriguez. (AMA)

The 29-year-old striker, who has returned to his hometown club after they triggered his release clause, has signed a two year deal at Turf Moor with an additional year based on appearances.

But he did not wish to leave The Hawthorns silently and asked the Baggies to deliver a message on his behalf.

It read: "I wanted to take the opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone at Albion for helping me so much during my two years at the club.

"The fans, my team-mates, the staff - I cannot speak highly enough of all the people who make the club such a special place to be.

“I was desperate for us to get promoted last season and the disappointment of that narrow miss cut deeply.

"The club did everything it could to persuade me to stay and this has not been an easy decision by any means.

“But at this stage in my career, I found the chance to play again in the Premier League at my hometown club too good to turn down and I hope everyone will respect that.

“I have nothing but best wishes for the club I leave behind. I’ll be backing you to succeed in a new era under Slaven Bilić and hope that I can be back at The Hawthorns at the first available opportunity for a Premier League fixture.

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“Until then, a sincere 'thank you' all for your support. I will never forget it.”

Rodriguez signed for Albion in the summer of 2017 from Southampton for £12million.

He scored 11 goals in his first season, when the Baggies were in the Premier League, and 22 goals in his second season.

Meanwhile, the Baggies have frozen their matchday ticket prices for next season.

Adult seats cost £23 or £20, seniors pay £17 or £15, U23s pay £15, U18s pay £10, and U11s cost £5.

Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson
Football MMPJ - @mattwilson_star

Sports reporter at the Express & Star, who primarily covers West Bromwich Albion.

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