Norwich need to make Jordan Rhodes’ loan move permanent to aid promotion push

When you’re targeting promotion from the Championship there is no commodity more luxurious than a goalscorer, and Norwich City should look to snap up loan star Jordan Rhodes on a permanent basis.

What’s the word, then?

The Canaries brought the star who has bagged over 200 goals in his career to Carrow Road on a temporary basis from Sheffield Wednesday during the summer.

Whilst he may not be hitting the heights he once used to for the likes of Huddersfield Town and Blackburn Rovers, including a 36-goal season in League One with the Terriers, the 28-year-old is still a deadly finisher inside the area and looks to be finding some form with the Canaries after a slow start

Daniel Farke’s side have won seven of their last nine league games, a run which has seen them surge to fourth place, just two points off the top.

Why should they wrap a deal up?

Teemu Pukki’s absence has allowed Rhodes a bit more gametime of late, and he showed the Carrow Road faithful what he’s all about with a match-winning brace against Aston Villa. The former Middlesbrough striker now has seven goals in just ten starts this season; as long as the promotion hopefuls stay tight at the back, they’ll always have a chance at the three points with the 28-year-old up top.

With Sheffield Wednesday also seemingly overstocked in the attacking department – the Owls currently have Lucas Joao, Gary Hooper, Steven Fletcher, Atdhe Nuhiu and Fernando Forestieri vying for the shirt – Rhodes seems to be surplus to requirements at Hillsborough.

Norwich would be foolish not to at least attempt to get the Scottish international on a permanent deal in the January window; with 42 games to play, a gruelling Championship season needs all hands on deck, and nobody could prove more effective than the English-born poacher.