There’s a report in Caughtoffside today that Newcastle United may be interested in Jordan Rhodes.
Jordan Rhodes – Newcastle interested?
The Oldham born player turned 22 last month, and he has scored 33 goals in 32 appearances so far for Huddersfield, and since he joined from Brentford in the summer he has 77 goals in 133 total appearances.
The 6’2″ Scottish International; (1 cap) is gaining interest from a number of top clubs, and as far an Newcastle’s interest goes, it will depend on what Huddersfield rate his transfer value at, since the Magpies will not overpay for anybody these days.
Rhodes made his Scottish International debut against Cyprus last November, and the Caughtoffside article states the transfer price of Jordan to be around £6M.
We think if it’s say £4M or even £5M, then it could be a decent buy for Newcastle, since we will be losing Peter Lovenkrands and maybe Nile Ranger and Leon Best too, in the summer.
And Newcastle would like to bring in a younger striker to challenge 26 years-olds Demba Ba and Papisse Cisse and 30 year old Shola Ameobi for a starting striker spot on Tyneside.
Jordan started his career at Barnsley and was bought for £5K by Ipswich in March of 2005, and he stayed at Ipswich, playing mainly on loan at clubs like Oxford, Rochdale and Brentford, until he signed for Huddersfield in the summer of 2009 for an undisclosed fee.
And he’s been on fire at Huddersfield, but with all lower league players who score goals – it’s always an open question if they can do the same thing at the much higher level of the English Premier League.
Whether it’s Jordan or somebody else, we’d like to see the club buy a good young striker this summer.
Who would you go after?