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SportNorwich sporting director claims Rhodes deal is unlikely

23:25  31 may  2019
23:25  31 may  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Norwich keen on permanent deal for Jordan Rhodes

Norwich keen on permanent deal for Jordan Rhodes 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. 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.

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 . Reports had suggested that the Owls were asking for £7million if Norwich wanted to turn Rhodes ’ loan deal permanent, which Webber believes

Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber has now admitted that a deal for Rhodes looks unlikely , due to the finances that would be involved – although he would be 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 © Stephen Pond/Getty Images Sport Norwich City v Bristol City - Sky Bet Championship

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.

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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.

Four reasons why Norwich should sign Rhodes

Four reasons why Norwich should sign Rhodes 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.

Hull City have agreed a deal to take Michael Dawson from Tottenham . But Steve Bruce said bringing Jordan Rhodes to the KC Stadium appears ‘further away than ever’. Steve Bruce admits deal for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes is unlikely .

Norwich are still yet to replace former boss Alex Neil, who was sacked in March, and placed former Preston North End boss Alan Irvine in charge until Norwich City manager Alan Irvine. "We have a list of candidates, and once their seasons are finished, we can start to accelerate that process," Webber

As reported by The Pink Un, Webber explained the situation, saying:

“First of all, we never had the option to buy him, in writing. We couldn’t agree that last summer so we didn’t have it. It was just a straight forward loan. So it’s not like we’ve tried to renegotiate that, it never existed.”

“It’s a difficult one with Jordan because he did so well for us, on and off the pitch. When we talk in terms of the cultural architects within the group, which we’ve spent a lot of time developing, that’s so important, that people get what we want to be.”

“He was an unbelievable leader in that and people will never – unless you’re in the building every day – appreciate what he gave to this club – in terms of other than the important goals he scored, which were there for all to see.”

Rhodes open to permanent Norwich move

Rhodes open to permanent Norwich move Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes is open to completing a permanent move to Norwich this summer. Rhodes spent the season on loan to Norwich, as the club clinched the Championship title – finishing the season on 94 points, five clear of Sheffield United and 11 clear of Leeds. According to The Pink’Un, Norwich want to make his loan move a permanent one and that Rhodes, himself, is keen to stay. The report also claims that Norwich had an option-to-buy in the loan arrangement, but are now hoping that they can snap him up for a reduced fee. Rhodes’ contract at Sheffield Wednesday expires at the end of next season and is reportedly on big wages.

Norwich 's sporting director recently told the Eastern Daily Press how the club were looking to sell Oliveira in January, and for a striker of his pedigree it shouldn’t be too difficult for the club to find a solution. Oliveira, 27, has enjoyed spells at Benfica, Deportivo La Coruna, Swansea City and Forest

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“So if there was a way we could bring him back that would be great but at the same time, he’s 29, he’s got two years left on his contract at Wednesday, their valuation of him last summer was outrageous and that will be pretty high again. So it’s a really difficult deal for us to do. ”

“We’ve got a really small budget and to go and spend a lot of that on a 29-year-old who has a pretty high salary, which is well documented, that would be tough – for someone who was a number two striker, in the end, in the Championship.”

“We could be signing him and potentially another striker for the Premier League and then you’re thinking, does it make economic sense?”

“So it’s a tough one, a real tough one. We would love to bring Jordan back because of what he brings and we truly believe he would score goals in the Premier League. The goals are the same size and the thing with him is he knows how to score, he knows where to stand and somehow when the ball gets delivered he’s always there.”

“The way he supported Teemu (Pukki) and Dennis (Srbeny) was unbelievable but I think it’s a long shot for us, if I’m honest – and it pains me to say that.”

Rhodes alternatives Norwich could target.
Norwich City’s planning for the Premier League is already well underway, with one new signing in the door. The Canaries have signed Patrick Roberts on loan from Manchester City for the campaign, following spells in Spain and Scotland for the winger. Another player Norwich have been heavily linked with is Jordan Rhodes on a permanent deal. Rhodes spent the 2018/19 campaign on loan to Norwich from Sheffield Wednesday, scoring nine goals in all competitions for the club – despite playing second fiddle to Teemu Pukki at Carrow Road.

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