Norwich City hope to complete a deal with Sheffield Wednesday for striker, Jordan Rhodes according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon.
NORWICH. Hope to agree fee for Rhodes this week. SHEFF WED still wanting too much. 4m looks compromise figure. Unused sub yesterday …
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) August 4, 2019
Last week we brought you the news that the Canaries had offered to take Rhodes for free and pay his salary, something that has become a millstone for the Owls, via a report in The Sheffield Star.
You can read all about that here.
That offer was rejected out of hand by Wednesday but Rhodes is very highly thought of by Stuart Webber and Daniel Farke, we know that, and it would appear that he is still a target for City.
He’s always been on big money at Sheffield Wednesday, rumoured to be somewhere between £40-50k per week, depending on which report you want to believe and there’s been plenty of talk on social media about the prospect of taking on Rhodes’ salary amongst the Canary nation and whether it would be a good move or not.
Nixon suggests that a compromise figure of around £4m might make the deal happen but I’m not even sure we have that much money to spend.
This summer’s transfer window has been characterised for City by a lack of big-money signings and all the players that have been brought in for the first team have either been loans (Fahrmann and Roberts) or free (Drmic) with only one player costing a fee, Sam Byram for around £750k.
All of these signings looks good business to me but do we need Jordan Rhodes at that price?
He is an experienced player and his record shows that he knows where the goal is. Depending on the cost of any such deal, for me, makes it either viable or not. If the money was right, I’d take him.