Sheffield Wednesday fans are split over the latest transfer story, as Jordan Rhodes’ loan move to Norwich has finally happened.
The Rhodes to Norwich deal has flicked on and off more times than are worth counting. The 28 year-old looked certain to make the switch last week, but the deal fell through at the last minute.
That’s all changed again now though, as The Sheffield Star reported on Monday evening that the deal was close to completion and the clubs announced the deal less than 24 hours later.
The Owls are desperate to trim their wage bill this summer, and dumping the striker for a season-long loan will help in that regard, as Norwich will pay a small loan fee and a chunk of the player’s wages.
Fans are split on the exit though, as many feel they haven’t really seen the best of Rhodes.
The club-record £8m man has fallen down the pecking order at Hillsborough, and some fans are concerned he’ll be banging the goals in at a new club.
Other fans are delighted to see the back of him though, insisting he simply hasn’t done enough to earn his spot.
Either way, you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Got to admit Dom. The style of play at Norwich will suit Rhodes. With Wednesday spending a club record £8m on him, the manager n squad should have adapted to the way he plays and not the other way round. I would have liked to see the Rhodes Nuhiu partnership a bit more tbh
— Nik Higgs (@NikkieHiggs) July 9, 2018
Total lack of ambition shown by the club hope this doesn’t come back and kick us in the bollocks but we know it will
— Craig1973 (@craighay) July 9, 2018
Good work offloading him, he was terrible in the majority of games he played last season, offered nothing and confidence was shot
— Gary kennett (@G_Ken5) July 9, 2018
Top scorer in championship.
— Christopher Fowler (@csfcrinan) July 9, 2018
Swfc going backwards
— Rob senior (@ealesr1) July 9, 2018
Gutted it hasn’t worked out here, but we can finally bring a couple in now #swfc
— stuart joszko (@stuartjoszko) July 9, 2018
Rhodes hasn’t even scored over 10 goals for us ffs. Nuhiu and Joao both did that this season
— Ozzy (@OSWFC_) July 9, 2018