Southampton have begun preparations for life back in the Premier League by breaking their transfer record to sign Burnley's Jay Rodriguez.

The 22-year-old has long been linked with a move to the south coast and Saints reportedly failed with bids last summer and in January.

However, Nigel Adkins now has his man as Rodriguez has signed a four-year deal at St Mary's after leaving the Clarets for an undisclosed fee.

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