According to The Mirror’s transfer live blog (May 27, 10:02 PM), Sheffield Wednesday have set a £7 million pricetag on Jordan Rhodes’ head.
Norwich are apparently interested in bringing the striker in on a permanent deal, but they may choose not to after seeing that price.
The report also states that the Owls want the Scot off of their wage bill as he earns £40,000-a-week.
The forward’s reputation of being one of the Championship’s most reliable goalscorers is quickly fading.
Long gone are the times where he would consistently net 20 goals a season. He has scored just 14 goals in his last three seasons.
He spent this term out on loan at Carrow Road, and although the Canaries were promoted Rhodes only scored six goals. This begs the question as to why they would even consider paying £7 million for him
Wednesday need to get real as they look to get Rhodes off the books.
He isn’t the same player they paid £10 million for a few years back. Therefore, they shouldn’t expect to recoup that transfer fee.
Steve Bruce’s side have to realise that they can’t get the best of both worlds when selling an out of form attacker. The report says that they want him off of their wage budget, but they’re also asking for a £7 million fee, something there doesn’t add up.
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If Wednesday want to cut down their weekly outgoings, then they need to let their striker go for a lesser fee. The Owls clearly don’t value him as being worth £40k-a-week anymore, so why on earth would Norwich view him as a £7 million player?