BBC Sport are reporting that Middlesbrough have agreed a fee for Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes, and it’s thought to be around £9M – so if Newcastle were thinking of signing Jordan – we have been linked with him this week – it may not happen.
Jordan Rhodes – in negotiations with Middlesbrough
The 25-year-old 13 times capped Scotland international has scored goals wherever he’s been and joined Blackburn from Huddersfield for around £8M in 2012.
Blackburn Rovers issued this statement on their web-site:
“The player has expressed his desire to talk to the Teesside club and will travel for discussions,”
£9M seems a reasonable fee for a player who has scored 82 goals in 155 games at Blackburn, while they haven’t been too successful, and while he was at Huddersfield Town he scored 87 goals in 149 games.
In his career he has 337 total appearances with 181 goals.
Jordan seems a natural goalscorer – a player Newcastle want to bring in over the next couple of days of the transfer window.
Yesterday Newcastle were linked with 28 year-old AS Roma striker Seydou Doumbia and the Tyneside club are said to be in advanced negotiations to bring him in on loan for the rest of the season.
Newcastle are still said to be after West Brom striker Saido Berahino on a permanent deal and perhaps Loic Remy on a loan deal.
But the was news yesterday that it looked like Leicester City – that amazing club who are now 3 points clear at the top of the Premier League after being rock bottom just twelve months ago – are now favorites to win the race to sign the French International striker.
Loic would probably be the best option Newcastle have of getting a proven PL goalscorer through the door before Monday night, after we surprisingly missed out on a cheap £4M Charlie Austin of QPR, who went to Southampton a couple of weeks ago.