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.
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