Tottenham Hotspur have identified Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez as the man to bolster the club’s strikeforce in the summer, [football] direct news understands. The England international, who has been named in Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions squad for Wednesday night’s friendly against Denmark, has netted 12 times in 33 appearances for the Saints this term. His all-round performances since joining the south coast club from Championship outfit Burnley for 7million in 2012 have earned him widespread praise. The 24-year-old has one England cap to his name already, having featured in the defeat to Chile in November, and he will be looking to double that tally against the Danes. Spurs are short of forwards after selling hitman Jermain Defoe to MLS side Toronto FC. Summer signing Roberto Soldado, who joined from La Liga side Valencia for 26million, has flopped in north London with a return of just 10 goals. A source close to Spurs told FDN: “The staff admire Rodriguez’s work ethic and he also has an eye for goal. Hopefully something can be done at the end of the season.”Read more Southampton transfer news.