After five years of ups and downs at Southampton, Jay Rodriguez has finally moved on to another challenge as the striker on Sunday made a £14m move to West Brom.

It is no secret that the Baggies boss Tony Pulis has been a long-time admirer of Rodriguez and he has now made him his first summer signing.

The 27-year-old forward signed a four-year contract with the Baggies. 

Rodriguez, who started his career at Burnley, made 104 Premier League appearances in his five years at St Mary’s Stadium, scoring 26 goals.

"After one or two 'near misses' I'm absolutely buzzing to be here," Rodriguez told wba.co.uk, referring to Albion's two thwarted attempts to recruit him.

"The most important thing for any player is to be wanted – and Tony Pulis and Albion have made it clear just how much they have wanted me to join. That's fantastic for any footballer to hear."

Rodriguez will meet up with his new team-mates on Monday when the players report back for training to prepare for the club's eighth consecutive Premier League campaign.