Newcastle Watch Scottish International Striker


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.

Comments welcome.



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16 comments so far

  • toonincheek

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Don’t think we would get him cheaply enough to fit in with MA’s business plan.
    Although – probably still worth it if our scouting team think he can develop into a successful Premier striker. Then sell on.

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  • shearer 9

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Any 1 no when Newcastle was shown on itv I missed the 1st 10mins but been watching for the last hour ave I missed it ?

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    4m + Fergy on loan and a promise that when Ranger is fit, to send him on loan too.

    Tavernier’s loan ends tomorrow, I believe. Will be interesting to see what we do with him.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #4

    toonincheek

    lol @ the final part. “then sell on”

    Do like the look of this lad, looks to have serious potential and has the basics down. Even if he is half as prolific in the prem he’d still be a good striker so much more convinced this guy can make the leap than I was/still am in Shane Long.

    Lets go for tiny bit of cash plus Lovenkrands and Ranger for him.

    Hell are we every really gonna play those 2 every again. Loverman did great for us but i think both player and club need to face that he is surplus for us atm (plus doesnt his contract run out in summer). Hell even throw Smith into the deal.

    Lets face it, we are gonna get nowt for these 3 anyway. Might as well use em in a deal like this. Reduce wage bill, get in someone who I can honestly see as a feature in the squad

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Shearer9

    Keep watching, blink and you’ll miss it! Some lads have put a few links up in previous threads.

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  • shearer 9

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Ok cheers mate lol

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #7

    id like tav to get a new deal then go back to sheff wed or see if chamionship team wants him on loan

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Here’s Rhodes in action – http://youtu.be/1mb20nRfR-o

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    Good article in the Sun today about transfers. Nice reading and quite optimisitc 🙂

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #10

    @davybtoon
    Dunno if Simmo got injured or if he just cramped up yesterday, we’ll see if Tav goes back on loan.

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #11

    Just watching the Afra goal again, wow was amazing – can’t stop watching it!!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Dannyo – A dont actually think the people from the Sun actually watched the match yday.. Abeid gota 5 ? which was ridiculous he was 7 atleast played well broke up the play and done a few good passes.. Obertan also got a 5 and to put him in the same bracket as Abeid is pathetically insane..

    Obertan – 3
    Abeid – 7

    thats what it should have been.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #13

    Give Tav a new contract send him to Boro onloan.. Ther a strong Championship team challenging for promotion

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  • dmac

    Jan 8, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #14

    I would love to sign Rhodes, maybe if we could offer them a player or two on loan to fill the void aswell they would accept it. Whatever happened to Donaldson? Saw him a few times thought he looked alright and havent heard anything since

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  • max

    Jan 8, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #15

    just sign someone

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  • Sav

    Jan 9, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #16

    Saw his five goal salvo. None of them flash – just very good position and movement to nip in ahead of the defender and as cool as a cucumber to place them rather than blast them.

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