Newcastle To Launch £2M Bid For Scottish International Striker

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.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Demba_Ba

    Nov 15, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #1

    2m okay we will have him

  • geordiefinn

    Nov 15, 2011 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #2

    2m sounds good. 11 goals in 13 games this season is really impressive record, even in League 1.

  • WesJameson

    Nov 15, 2011 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Clip of him scoring against us!!!! plus other highlights, pretty good this Lad, i think

  • Demba_Ba

    Nov 15, 2011 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #4

    get him on a lower wage then nile gangster ranger sell the waste of space for 1m to birmingham with incentives , making it almost no outlay for Jordan Rhodes

  • toonincheek

    Nov 15, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Probably seen as a cheap replacement for Lover at the very least, with the added prospect of him improving.

  • Pek

    Nov 15, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #6

    21?…….2m?………worth a look. Not gonna loose much if it doesn’t work out. Could be another shrewd signing from the toon

  • Starnufc

    Nov 15, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #7

    hes 21 and worth 2million looks like he has a decent touch and scores lots of heading goals i dont see a down side???

  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 15, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Hope so will be a excellent bit of business plenty time for him to improve but he is already a really good striker, hes abit similar to shane long, and he can score all types of goals really think he would be a good asset plus hes not african

  • TB25

    Nov 15, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #9

    This lad is a cracking player and credit to Lee Clark for the way he has progressed over the past 10 months.

    I would love to see another young lad come in and prove his self in the premier league just like Cabaye, Simpson, Cheick and even Guthrie (based on his performaces against Stoke and Everton).

    He has also won me a good few £££ over the last few months as first goal scorer,

  • bills-son

    Nov 15, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #10

    Anybody else think he has a touch of Shearer in him?

    And talking about touches, I noticed he hardly took a second touch on any of his goals from inside the box. He hits nearly everything first time. That is the mark of a born goalscorer, this lad could be a bargain at £2M.

  • Michael Ashington

    Nov 15, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #11

    Wes, he reminds me of a pre-NUFC Alan Shearer.

    He certainly fits our current recruitment policy – young, not expansive & ambitious.

  • LewSpi

    Nov 15, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Potential to be a great buy.

  • Sav

    Nov 15, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #14

    If he’s good enough for Clarkie…


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