News in the Daily Mail this morning that Newcastle will make a £2M move for striker Jordan Rhodes in the January transfer window.
Jordan Rhodes – scored for Scotland U21s last night after 75 seconds against Holland
This is not the first time Newcastle have been linked with the 21 year-old Oldham-born striker, who is currently at Huddersfield Town, managed by Lee Clark.
And indeed, if Newcastle are in negotiations for the 6’1″ striker they could have been alerted to the player by Clark, the former Newcastle player and coach, who was born and bred in Newcastle and is becoming very successful at Huddersfield.
The player signed for Huddersfield from Ipswich in July of 2009, and in 113 games for the Yorkshire club, has scored an impressive 60 goals.
Rhodes is eligible to play for Scotland because he attended school there for more than five years, while his father Andy Rhodes played for Scottish Football League club like Dunfermline, as a goalkeeper.
And indeed after playing six times for the Scotland U21 side, Jordan made his debut for the Scottish senior side when he was given a late run-out in Scotland’s 2-1 friendly win over Cyprus on Friday night.
And would you believe it, he scored last night after just 75 seconds in the Scotland U21 shock 2-1 win over Holland.
It seems the player has a £2M release clause in his contract, and although there are many reports that Newcastle will bring in Sochaux struiker Mobido Maiga in January, don’t be surprised if Newcastle pick up a bargain buy in Jordan Rhodes.
The Tyneside club have become very adept at that over the last couple of years, and long may it continue.