Newcastle Striker Target’s Future To Be Sorted Out Within Days

There is news today that Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhode’s future will be sorted out in days.

Jordon Rhodes – future sorted out within days

Huddersfield won promotion under new manager Simon Grayson over the weekend, when they won an amazing shoot-out with Sheffield United at Wembley by 8-7, with United goalkeeper Steve Simonsen, blazing his shot over the bar.

The score has been 0-0 after extra time and Simonsen was the 22nd player to take his penalty, after Huddersfield keeper Alex Smithies, had just scored impressively with his penalty.

Former Leeds United boss Simon Grayson took over in February from former Newcastle player and coach Lee Clark, even though Town were in 4th place in the league at the time.

Huddersfield assistant manager Glynn Snodin has said that Jordan Rhodes’ future will now be sorted out within days as he told talkSPORT:

“He has been fantastic. Hopefully over the next three, four or five days things should be getting sorted out with Jordan, his agent, the chairman and see where we go with that then,” 

“It will be down to the club what Jordan is looking for and what Jordan Rhodes wants to do as well.” “Whatever happens, if he is going to stay, fantastic.”

“But if he is going to leave then everybody is going to pat him on the back because of what he has done for this club has been absolutely out of this world.”

Newcastle have been linked with Rhodes, but Huddersfield are supposedly asking £8M for their striker, who scored 40 goals last season, and that fee is way above Newcatsle’s valuation of the player.

But it’s true that Newcastle will be bringing in a young striker this summer, to be the fourth striker alongside Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba and Shola Ameobi, and Jordan could be the one to come in.

Both Peter Lovenkrands and Leon Best are expected to leave this summer, and Nile Ranger will also be moved out if possible.

Other clubs said to be interested in Rhodes, who has scored 85 goals in 146 appearances over the last three seasons for the Terriers, include Aston Villa, Fulham, Tottenham and West Ham, but it’s unlikely Huddersfield can get even half of their asking price for the 22 year-old.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    May 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #1

    No comments from me :mrgreen:

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 28, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #2


  • Badfrandsen

    May 28, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Repost from last thread:
    Now you mention Eriksen, Indian, then it took some really heavy pressure from the Danish press before that Morten Olsen “chose” to take him into the national team because he believed that he was not good enough.
    vedrørende Roy, he has actually an okay reputation after he was manager of FC Copenhagen. Life is funny sometimes;)

  • redondo77

    May 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #4

    England selection should be some from U-21 team, like Germany or Italy. not from price tag or how much their salary/week.

  • redondo77

    May 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #5

    Can’t blame Roy Hodgson, he didn’t have enough time before major competition starts.

  • redondo77

    May 28, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #6

    I blame Stuart Pearce

  • Indian Magpie

    May 28, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #7

    Tom Cleverly does well in 2 matches he gets england cap, its not only 2day

    Michael ricketts
    malcom christie

    Shola was once touted when there was an international at SJP, shudders

  • Indian Magpie

    May 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #8

    Jay bothroyd,

    he cd not score in bothrel wih a 1000 pounds

  • patty518

    May 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #9

    Re Rhodes, watched him for Huddersfield in the playoff final and have saw him play several times through the season. In my opinion he isnt good enough for the premiership and was anonymous in the final. His touch and hold up play is average at best and he is not the quickest striker either. Granted his movement is good, but for the money being suggested it would be ludicrous to part with 8m for him. Huge difference between League 1 and Premiership. Newcastle need to be looking to sign players who are better than we have. Rhodes isnt better than cisse or Ba in the first instance, even Shola/Best are better for me.

  • graham cwarr

    May 28, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #10

    Damn i made nice replied to jfa then this thread starts. Bah lol.
    Well this kid looks fantastic at his current level. Could he step up? Thats the question.

  • graham cwarr

    May 28, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #11

    @patty huge case in point, jermaine beckford.

  • check the toastie

    May 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #12

    Ranger is a better prospect than Rhodes if he can be tamed, big IF mind. Has Pace Power Technique and passion, Rhodes is one paced and wud struggle IMO at PL level,

    Ranger has already shown he can cause havoc if hes on the pitch, fit and raring to go. Bring him back to the club, let him work on his finishing and try and improve his attitude the boy will save us a fortune.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #13

    A full frontal labotomy would be needed to sort Rangers mental problems,if it doesn’t affect his football then book him into St Nicks on the next available.

  • graham cwarr

    May 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #14

    @check. I hate the guy but he does have talent. Next Andy Carroll? We wouldnt get 35million though lol.

  • jayphoto

    May 28, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #15

    @check – i agree! reckon ranger has more potential than most players! A bunch of my friends down here are blues noses and theyre linked with him daily! All of them are against it, personally think he’d be a 25 goal striker in the championship, all the attributes are there! Remember him coming on and terrifying Skrtl and Carragher 18 months ago!

  • Brutooon

    May 28, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #16

    England Selection is based on the club you played – Chelsea, Man City, Tottenham, Arsenal and Man City

    Other club than that, no way in hell you be in England Squad

    In Germany, if u perform even if your team is relegated – you are still being called

  • jayphoto

    May 28, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #17

    @indian from previous thread – Eriksen has had an awful season, hes almost regressed rather than built on his previous shown potential! Denmark have some fantastic players coming through, i think a fit Lovenkrands would still do a job in and around their national team as a head of experience! Personally think we under used lovenkrands up until we signed cisse! Between august and january i would have liked to have seen him ahead of best and shola! Met him too, hes a really nice guy, pretty funny!

  • graham cwarr

    May 28, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #18

    @brutooon by man city twice i assume you mean man u. And you missed Liverpool who have loads in the England squad.
    Your post reminded me of the 5 d’s dodge, duck, dive, dip and dodge

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 28, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #19

    Cwarr…..Patches to manage England. “if you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball”

  • graham cwarr

    May 28, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #20

    If you can dodge a car you can dodge a ball

  • Matt

    May 28, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #21

    Total waste of money if anyone pays 8m he’s worth 2m tops anyone can score goals in league 1 anyone remember Andy booth who also played for huddersfield? Never cut it in prem with Sheff weds either if anyone is going to spend 8m let it be thr mackems another Wickham

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 28, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #22

    “No one makes me bleed my own blood”

  • Graeme

    May 28, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #23

    Jail, I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!!

    Ranger has always had the “Potential” he just doesn’t seem to be able to deliver it where and when needed – on the pitch!!

  • Robby Bobson

    May 28, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #24

    Not that brilliant to be honest, especially not worth 8 million quid.

    If hes worth 8 mill, then the 19 yr old beast of a defender for Sheff Utd who kept him quiet is certainly worth a punt.

  • Robson Wonderland

    May 28, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Is it just me who thinks Ranger is garbage? Yes he’s big and quick but so are plenty of journeymen strikers in the lower leagues. He played well at Liverpool when he came on but even in his good games he rarely looks like scoring because his movement is terrible. Just doesn’t seem to have a knack for goals and let’s not forget his attitude stinks. Get shot of and let someone else deal with ‘taming’ him. Worked for Barton didn’t it?


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