Norwich City are being linked with a permanent deal to sign Jordan Rhodes this summer.
The Canaries are reportedly poised to enter talks with Sheffield Wednesday as they look to keep him at the club next season.
Rhodes spent the 2018/19 campaign on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, but the club are now hoping to make him their player on a permanent basis.
He initially joined as the club’s first choice striker, but soon found himself playing a supporting role to Teemu Pukki, understandably.
Pukki joined Norwich on a free transfer and went on to score 30 goals in all competitions for the club, along with nine assists, and was crowned Championship Player of the Year.
With Rhodes only playing a back-up role this season, should Norwich be looking to keep him for the next few years? Here are four reasons in favour of Rhodes becoming a Norwich player on a permanent basis…
Rhodes is clearly a popular player at the club and has developed a great connection with the fans over the course of the past year. With the team spirit playing such a big role in the promotion, it would be wise to keep him at the club.
He scored key goals
Despite playing second-fiddle for the majority of the season, Rhodes still scored important goals. He scored both in a 2-1 home win over Aston Villa, he made it 3-3 in the 93rd minute of Norwich’s 4-3 win over Millwall and scored the equaliser in Norwich’s 1-1 draw with West Brom. He’s a proven goalscorer.
The report claims that Norwich are hoping to sign Rhodes on the cheap, which could also come with a paycut. If the club can get a great deal for Rhodes, it would be the ideal signing with the current transfer budget.
No one wants to hear this one, but signing him permanently could be a great signing in case the club suffers relegation. He’s a proven Championship striker and would be a key asset if the Teemu Pukki were to leave the club.