According to The Star, Sheffield Wednesday have rejected a loan offer for Jordan Rhodes from one of their Championship rivals this week.
It is claimed that Wigan Athletic wanted to sign the 29-year-old on loan until the end of the current season as Paul Cook looks to bolster his attacking options with the threat of relegation hanging over their head.
Per the source, the Owls have rejected their advances due to the financial packet on offer as it is believed that the loan fee was minimal while the Latics would only pay a small percentage of his wages.
Garry Monk is after an addition in the attacking department following the injury blow to top goalscorer Steven Fletcher, and with so many options already under contract, a subsequent departure would seem likely should he get his wishes this month.
Wednesday signed Rhodes back in the summer of 2017 for a club-record fee from Middlesbrough following a successful loan spell, but it just hasn’t worked out at Hillsborough for him.
Last season under former boss Jos Luhukay he was forced out on loan to eventual title winners Norwich City, and he has since struggled to make his mark under Monk.
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It was Carlos Carvalhal’s decision to sign him, and it appears as if the club are still dealing with the repercussions from such a hefty financial deal. He is supposedly on £40k-per-week according to the Sun, via the 72.
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Some reports suggest that the forward is under contract for another 18 months, which means if Monk wants to offload him, they face a tough test in doing so as seen with the latest news surrounding Wigan’s mooted interest.
This could be a significant obstacle for the 40-year-old as a rebuild job is surely on the horizon in the summer.