Date: 7th July 2018 at 8:38am
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Jordan Rhodes’ proposed loan move from Sheffield Wednesday has collapsed, at least for the time being, over the financial details of the deal.

The Sheffield Star reports that the deal was called off at the eleventh hour after the two clubs were unable to reach a financial agreement, although as the transfer window runs down, it presumably may be possible to resurrect the deal, if Wednesday lower their demands.

Initially, a loan fee of £3m was the big issue for Norwich, and let’s be honest, that fee was crazy. The Star had reported that Wednesday had lowered the loan fee and Radio Norfolk’s Rob Butler had tweeted on Friday morning that he understood that Rhodes was on his way to Norwich for talks.

It all looks to be off again though, at least for the time being.

Meanwhile, last night Norwich City played their first pre-season friendly of the summer and scraped a 1-2 win over Kings Lynn.

Daniel Farke played a strong looking first team squad in the first half, with Matt Gill directing the second half and having a large number of U18 and U23 lads on in the second period.

It was the youngsters who saved the blushes though, after Lynn had gone ahead at the start of the second half.

Having gone behind, Norwich made 9 changes and eventually got themselves back in the game.

Late goals from Devonte Aransibia and highly rated Adam Idah, rescuing the game with goals in the 71st and 73rd minutes.

Phew, relax, put the pitchfork down.

King’s Lynn (starting XI, subs unclear): Street, Jones, Fryatt, McAuley, Thomas, Jarvis, Richards, Higgs, Stewart, Gash, Limb.
Norwich City: Matthews (Oxborough 65); Raggett (Odusina 65), Zimmermann (Jones 65), Klose (Richards 65); Passlack (Aarons 46), Trybull (Payne 65), Leitner (Phillips 65), Stiepermann (Aransibia (65), Pukki (Wildschut 46), Srbeny (Idah 65), Hernandez (Spyrou 65, Kamal 88). Unused sub: Power

OTBC

 

9 Replies to “Rhodes To Norwich Collapses As City Just Beat King’s Lynn”

  • Come on city, why are we not going back to “Reise Allassani” he is banging in the goals and only 22

  • Sounds a very hollow story to me. Surely deals are agreed BEFORE personal terms are discussed. So unless Rhodes was demanding too much I question if any meetings were ever considered.

  • Clwyd, it’s not always the case. Wednesday are clearly desperate to get rid so they probably gave the player permission to discuss terms. They will be negotiating with Norwich what we will pay them. Their demands are still too high it appears. We’ll have to wait and see but it would appear that their fee will lower as they get more desperate.

    • We get these big deals thrown at us every year and they never come to fruition. Its simply so the board can look like they are trying. Every year and yet you still buy it, even though we get left without a solid goalscorer of any kind.

  • I agree it seems strange that a player goes to a club to discuss personal terms — what terms to discuss on a loan? Also, it seems to be financial issues that have caused the issue but I thought that this was all agree with Sheff Wed so what financial terms?

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