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Blues Linked With Former Striker Rhodes
Sunday, 16th Aug 2020 12:46

Town have been linked with unlikely interest in former striker Jordan Rhodes.

The 30-year-old has had a frustrating time at Sheffield Wednesday - who he joined from Middlesbrough for £10 million in the summer of 2017 following a loan spell - and scored only three times last season, a hat-trick in a 4-0 win at Nottingham Forest, having spent the previous year on loan at Norwich.

His departure ahead of 2020/21 wouldn’t be a surprise, however, according to The Sun on Sunday’s Alan Nixon, the Owls aren’t prepared to let him move on.

However, if they were to relent, it's claimed the Blues would be keen to bring him back to Portman Road, where the Scotland international started his career.

With Rhodes, who played for Town boss Paul Lambert at Blackburn, understood to be on £40,000-a-week at Hillsborough, it's speculated that the Owls would settle the remaining year on his contract and release him on a free transfer for a deal to have any likelihood of happening.

And even then it would appear highly unlikely that the Blues could offer Rhodes terms which he might find acceptable given the limits imposed by the League One salary cap. It also seems likely Championship clubs would be interested if Rhodes were to be available on a free.

Town don’t currently appear to be in the market for another striker at present with ex-Portsmouth frontman Oli Hawkins close to becoming one of three signings along with keeper David Cornell and left-back Stephen Ward early in the week ahead.

As previously reported, all three have agreed terms with only loose ends remaining to be tied up on those deals.

Kayden Jackson has been mentioned in connection with a number of Championship clubs over the summer, however, Town are believed to want to hold on to last season’s 11-goal joint-top scorer, despite the 26-year-old having turned down an improved contract recently.

James Norwood, who also netted 11 times last season, and Freddie Sears are the club's other senior strikers.

Rhodes, who joined the Blues as a 15-year-old from Barnsley for £5,000 after his father Andy became keeper-coach at Portman Road, was controversially sold by Roy Keane in the summer of 2009 having made only 10 sub appearances, scoring one goal.

After top-ups and 10 per cent of the sell-on when the former Kesgrave High School pupil moved from the Terriers, where he had enjoyed a hugely successful spell, to Blackburn for £8 million in August 2012, the fee Town eventually received moved close to £1.5 million.


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Nazemariner added 12:54 - Aug 16
I thought you were better than this Phil?
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BlueandTruesince82 added 12:55 - Aug 16
Rhodes or Jackson 🤔

Not that we have a cat in hells chnace
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Bergholt_Blue added 13:04 - Aug 16
Never going to happen
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Bluearmy_81 added 13:05 - Aug 16
Funniest thing I've read this month...
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algarvefan added 13:14 - Aug 16
Bluearmy_81 you didn't mention Evans in your post, are you OK??? ;)
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Suffolkboy added 13:18 - Aug 16
A bit desperate to find and compose something to hopefully attract interest ? None of this hangs together - time will tell !??
COYB
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Pencilpete added 14:10 - Aug 16
Theres more chance of me winning Miss World
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Bluearmy_81 added 14:15 - Aug 16
Algarve, if we don't go up this season, thus cementing our place in the 3rd tier for the foreseeable will you call his dismay protracted failure for what it is? Or will you always be all dewey eyed because he has hundreds of millions even if he has virtually killed your club?
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blue86 added 14:31 - Aug 16
Have you heard the latest? Apparently Mo Salah is the winger we have held talks with........ heard by a reliable contact he is mulling over the final details of the contract. 2 grand a week, 100 pound B&M voucher as a sign on fee, plus a grab bag of walkers cheese and onion crisps.....just hoping we can get this deal done 😂. In all seriousness though, I cant see us getting rhodes in a million years! Never going to happen.
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CraigEdwards added 14:48 - Aug 16
Somebody is bored.
Biggest load of crap I've read on here for along time.
Next it will be a Jackson / Messi swap FFS
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matthewwylds added 14:54 - Aug 16
This is getting like the sun newspaper full of sH IT he’s a wa nker anyway no Ipswich fan should want him to put a toe back at Ipswich
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ArnieM added 15:03 - Aug 16
No thanks .
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Bert added 15:26 - Aug 16
Norwood, Jackson and Sears on form should be more than enough in League 1. With the club getting in players to fill three out of four requirements, there may be something to look forward to this coming season but only if we play our best team. Should be no need for Rhodes.
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Cloddyseedbed added 15:54 - Aug 16
Not in a million years with the pay cap.
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dirtydingusmagee added 15:57 - Aug 16
MOVE ON PLEASE , nothing to see here..
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ONENIL78 added 16:21 - Aug 16
Who actually creates these "links"
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TractorRoyNo1 added 16:50 - Aug 16
Trust me.... his agent is already well down the road for him to return to Nodge, he still has a house in Noorfik
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planetblue_2011 added 16:55 - Aug 16
Reckon he will resign for the scum!! We won’t get him back on his wages!!
Would love to have him back though
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Linkboy13 added 17:22 - Aug 16
If we did sign him he wouldn't get the service anyway. The midfield is by far the weakest part of the team.
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Knightsy added 17:26 - Aug 16
Pointless Post by TWTD... Not going to happen
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TractorRoyNo1 added 17:49 - Aug 16
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Steve_D added 17:59 - Aug 16
What a pointless piece of rhubarb this is , may as well say we are interested in Messi , moderic and Bale now Barcalona are out of Europe
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Edmundo added 18:19 - Aug 16
The Sun on Sunday. News of the World with a different name. Same rubbish it's spewed since it started Murdoch's football empire for him.
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therein61 added 18:52 - Aug 16
After the way he was treated he wouldn't come back here.
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fifeblue added 19:17 - Aug 16
Talk about a non-story!

Also ...

"His departure ahead of 2020/21 wouldn’t be a surprise, however, according to The Sun on Sunday’s Alan Nixon, the Owls aren’t prepared to let him move on."

"Kayden Jackson has been mentioned in connection with a number of Championship clubs over the summer, however, Town are believed to want to hold on to last season’s 11-goal joint-top scorer, despite the 26-year-old having turned down an improved contract recently."

Please learn how to use the word "however" properly. For example ...

"His departure ahead of 2020/21 wouldn’t be a surprise. However, according to The Sun on Sunday’s Alan Nixon, the Owls aren’t prepared to let him move on."

"Kayden Jackson has been mentioned in connection with a number of Championship clubs over the summer. However, Town are believed to want to hold on to last season’s 11-goal joint-top scorer, despite the 26-year-old having turned down an improved contract recently."
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