Hull City have reportedly seen their bid for Blackburn Rovers’ striker Jordan Rhodes. Rhodes was subject to an enquiry from the Premier League side who seek to replace Shane Long who was sold to Southampton for £12m.
Rovers’ manager Gary Bowyer has spoken of his desire to hold onto the 24 year old who signed a new contract in July but will have a fight on his hands if Hull up their bid. Bowyer said: “From a footballing point of view, there’s no decision to be made in my eyes. You’re guaranteed a minimum of 25 goals, which he’s proved over the last four seasons.” The questions remains how much can the Blackburn board hold out for however with the promise of Premier League football a temptation for the Scotland international.
Blackburn paid £8m for Jordan Rhodes in August 2012 upon their relegation from the top flight and he has since netted 51 Championship goals in 92 games for the club. With 26 goals in his debut season and 25 last time out he has proved himself immensely prolific and commanded the high fee following 36 goals in 40 League 1 games in 2011/12 as Huddersfield Town won promotion.
The English born forward chose to represent Scotland on the national stage where he has scored 3 in 11 caps but is it now time for him to make a move to the Premier League? Steve Bruce can offer him regular first team football and with money in the bank you can expect him to get his man if they price is right.
What do you think, is Jordan Rhodes worth up to £12m? Will he set the Premier League alright?
By Gareth Thomas | August 21st, 2014