Jay Rodriguez
Jay Rodriguez

Tottenham Hotspur are considering an approach to sign Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez in the summer transfer window, according to the Metro.

The 24-year-old has been in good form for the Saints this season and has managed 15 goals and three assists from 33 league appearances. His club form has seen him receive a call from Roy Hodgson for the England national team last November.

The report claims the north London club are looking to bolster their attacking division and are preparing a bid to bring Rodriguez to White Hart Lane.

The striker picked up an injury during a league fixture against Manchester City in April. The Saints star suffered a cruciate ligament damage, which will keep him out of action for six months.

Meanwhile, the north London side allowed Jermain Defoe join Major League Soccer side Toronto FC earlier this year. The England international's departure has left the White Hart Lane club with Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado, along with Harry Kane as the only three strikers in the squad.

The Spanish international has struggled to find form since joining Spurs last summer, while the former Arsenal and City striker has flourished under Tim Sherwood.

However, the future of the 45-year-old manager, who played a key role in helping Adebayor regain his form, still remains uncertain.

Southampton stars Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw are set for summer exit as several clubs are interested in acquiring their services. Liverpool are keen on signing the midfielder, while the left-back is closing in on sealing his move to Manchester United.

Lallana and Shaw have been selected by Hodgson in the 23-man shortlist to board the plane to Brazil for the World Cup. The England manager has reportedly issued a warning to the Saints duo to sort out their future before the start of the summer event in South America.

With Lallana and Shaw likely to leave Southampton, Rodriguez could also follow the midfielder and the defender in the list of players set to make a move away from St Mary's Stadium.

Spurs are in need of a striker and could make an approach for Rodriguez to strengthen their attacking fronts. A move from the White Hart Lane club for Southampton striker would see him miss the early part of the next campaign.