Huddersfield Town’s Jordan Rhodes was watched by many scouts from top clubs in Huddersfield’s 6-0 win at Wycombe on Friday night in League One.
Jordan Rhodes – Newcastle interested?
And Jordan obliged with 5 goals at Adams Park, to take his goal haul for the season up to 27 goals in 22 appearances, and the news is that Newcastle United were represented on Friday night.
West Ham have lodged a £4M bid for the player, but Huddersfield manager and former Newcastle player and coach Lee Clark, says he is simply not for sale.
The 6’2″ tall 21 year-old joined Huddersfield in July of 2009 from Ipswich Town on a four year contract for an undisclosed fee, and since that time he has scored 68 goals in 115 appearances for the Terriers.
Jordan had loan spells at Oxford (5 appearances, 2 goals), Rochdale (5,2) and Brentford (14, 7) as well as playing 10 times for Ipswich with one goal, and when he arrived at Huddersfield he had played 34 times with 12 goals, so his goal scoring record is impressive.
Rhodes has played six times for the Scotland U21 side, and has made a sub appearance against Cypress for the full Scotland side last November.
Newcastle need to sign a center-back in January as their number one priority, but they still need another striker and one could still arrive before February 1st rolls around.
But with a number of Premier clubs now interested in the Huddersfield striker, including Tottenham and Aston Villa, and the likelihood that their will be a bidding war for the lad’s services, Newcastle will unlikely be interested in that.
If Newcastle were indeed interested in Jordan Rhodes they should have moved earlier, and maybe with the help of Huddersfield manager and Geordie Lee Clark, before now.
We’d be very surprised if Jordan Rhodes arrives at Newcastle.