Swansea City – Swans want Rhodes of Blackburn

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Blackburn Rovers have had a tough January so far, firstly with heavy interest from Premier League club in their striker Rudy Gestede and now because of interest in Jordan Rhodes, their other talisman. According to the Daily Telegraph, the Swans see Rhodes as the perfect Wilfried Bony replacement.

Jordan Rhodes is still 24-years-old and began his career with Barnsley before moving to the Ipswich Town academy. Rhodes graduated to the first team making 10 league appearances in between loans at Oxford United, Rochdale and Brentford. Rhodes moved on to Huddersfield Town in July 2009 for £350,000 and quickly set apart decimating League One with plenty of goals.

Huddersfield won promotion to the Championship in 2011/12 thanks to 36 goals in 40 games from Rhodes. Blackburn were impressed and forked out £8m for the striker and he has since netted an incredible 57 goals in 103 Championship matches for Rovers. Now considered one of the most prolific goal scorers in the second tier, his Premier League opportunity may be close with Swansea City.

Swansea City sold star man Wilfried Bony for £28m to Manchester City this month and other striker Bafetimbi Gomis has spoken about his desire for first team football, perhaps away from South Wales. If Gomis is also to depart then the Swans would have plenty of money to attract Rhodes who will cost a figure in excess of around £15m.

Swansea City fans, do you want 11 capped Scottish international Jordan Rhodes? Do you think he will leave Ewood Park, especially if Rudy Gestede leaves?

By Gareth Thomas | January 22nd, 2015