Date: 15th July 2019 at 3:25pm
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Norwich City are closing in on a loan deal for striker, Jordan Rhodes reports

Rhodes did, of course, spend last season on-loan with the Canaries and I think it’s pretty safe to say that it was a loan that worked for everyone.

The 29-year-old striker made a big impact on the squad according to City’s Sporting Director, Stuart Webber with more than just the goals he scored.

His presence and the support he offered to teammates was a big part of the team bonding and he also contributed 6 goals on the field as well, including an excellent brace at home to Aston Villa in a 2-1 victory.

The suggestion that City would like Rhodes back for this season has been knocking around for a while now with the player reportedly very keen to switch from Sheffield Wednesday to Norwich.

The stumbling block, as ever, is money with the Owls seeming to value Rhodes at somewhere between £6-8m if media reports are to be believed and yet, they don’t really seem to see him as an option.

The resignation of Steve Bruce and his assistants today, with a job at Newcastle on the horizon, may change things one way or the other, it’s impossible to tell.

If this Teamtalk exclusive is accurate then I personally would be happy to have Jordan back in the squad. He’s not going to be the first choice ahead of Teemu Pukki or Josip Drmic but he would be a useful option from the bench.

Rhodes has one year left on his Wednesday contract although I think I’m right in saying that the club hold a further one year option, so you can call it two.

Another loan might just be the best thing for all parties.


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