SportNorwich keen on permanent deal for Jordan Rhodes

14:36  19 may  2019
14:36  19 may  2019 Source:   readsport.co

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Norwich Player Ratings: Aston Villa (A) Norwich City beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Sunday afternoon to wrap up the Championship title and cap what has been a magnificent season for the Canaries. Teemu Pukki opened the scoring with his 29th goal of the season to put Daniel Farke’s side ahead inside the opening seven minutes, and on the brink of the title. Villa had been on a 12-match unbeaten run heading into the final day of the season, however, and equalised through Jonathan Kodjia seven minutes later. Both sides pushed forwards in search of a winner in what was an entertaining tie at Villa Park, before Norwich grabbed a winner with three minutes of time remaining.

Norwich City fans have taken to Twitter to call on the club to sign Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes on a permanent deal after the player Norwich will be keen to keep him at least until the end of the campaign as Rhodes still has a big part to play in the club’s bid to reach the Premier

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Norwich City are keen to sign Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes on a permanent deal this summer.

According to Sheffield-based outlet The Star, Norwich are interested in landing Rhodes on a permanent basis, following his loan spell at the club.

Rhodes joined Norwich on loan from Sheffield Wednesday in the summer of 2018, with many expecting him to be Daniel Farke’s first-choice striker.

Norwich keen on permanent deal for Jordan Rhodes © Mark Thompson/Getty Images Sport Mark Thompson/Getty Images Sport

Instead, Teemu Pukki enjoyed one of the best seasons the Championship has ever seen – scoring 29 goals and assisting nine in the league – leaving Rhodes to play a supporting role.

Despite his limited minutes on the pitch, Rhodes made some telling contributions to Norwich’s promotion – with two goals in a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, the equaliser against West Brom and the equaliser against Millwall in the 4-3 win.

The report claims that Norwich are hoping to sign Rhodes “on the cheap”, having already paid Sheffield Wednesday a £1m loan fee.

Norwich sporting director claims Rhodes deal is unlikely.
Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber claims he would love to bring Jordan Rhodes back to the club, although he concedes that it appears unlikely. The Scotland international striker helped fire the Canaries to the Championship title last season after signing on a season-long loan from Sheffield Wednesday, scoring nine goals in 40 games. Reports had suggested that the Owls were asking for £7million if Norwich wanted to turn Rhodes’ loan deal permanent, which Webber believes is too high. As reported by The Pink Un, Webber explained the situation, saying: “First of all, we never had the option to buy him, in writing.

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