Tottenham & Southampton could trade Jay Rodriguez & Harry Kane

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There were strong rumours in the summer that Tottenham Hotspur would move for red hot forward Jay Rodriguez.

The transfer never went through, but rumours of a renewed bid are starting to emerge once again, as claimed by The Independent.

Spurs have had to be patient and Rodriguez's former boss Mauricio Pottechino is desperate to be reunited with the 25-year-old. Ronald Koeman has slapped a hefty £15 million price tag on Rodriguez but Pottechino has a trick up his sleeve.

Despite a strong feeling of reluctance due to his booming recent form, the Argentine may be forced to offer Harry Kane to Saints as a straight swap deal between the two sides.

The 21-year-old has made five Premier League appearances so far this season, however, his European and national cup form suggests that he is a completely different player.

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Kane has made five Europa League appearances and two Capital One Cup appearances.

After his extraordinary hat trick against Asteras Tripolis, his European goal tally has been increased to six meanwhile a goal against Brighton last night took his League Cup tally up to a goal in each appearance. 


Jay Rodriguez is still facing some time out on the sidelines with that horror injury that he picked up in Southampton's 4-1 defeat to Manchester City in March. However, the 25-year-old is on the road to recovery and is only a few weeks away from playing again meaning he is open to a move in January with Spurs circling the England international.

But Mauricio Pochettino will have a monumental decision to make on whether to sacrifice one of his best players to allow the chance to bring in a potential superstar at White Hart Lane.

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With Southampton in such fine form, Kane may dart at the opportunity, like a dog for a bone, as the 21-year is desperate for first team league action, which he is not getting at Southampton as that role is currently occupied by Emmanuel Adebayor. And with the opportunity of rejoining his old manager, Jay Rodriguez will relish the chance to move to north London.

But with both managers so keen to hold onto their leads of the players, a move may not be as imminent as it seems.

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