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Sheffield Wednesday: Bruce must consider cutting ties with Rhodes this summer

Sheffield Wednesday: Bruce must consider cutting ties with Rhodes this summer - Sheffield Wednesday

When Sheffield Wednesday revealed that they had completed the permanent signing of Jordan Rhodes from Middlesbrough in 2017, their supporters had every right to be excited.

Prolific at Championship level during his time at Blackburn Rovers, the 29-year-old forward seemingly had all the ingredients needed to become a hero at Hillsborough.

Yet having been signed with the expectation that he could be player to fire the Owls to the Premier League, Rhodes ultimately failed to deliver in his debut season as he only managed to score five league goals in 31 appearances as his side slumped to a 15th place finish in the second tier.

With then-manager Jos Luhukay unwilling to include the £4.5m-rated ace (via Transfermarkt) in his plans for the 2018/19 campaign, he decided to loan him out to Norwich City last summer.

Although the Canaries would end up lifting the Championship title, Rhodes’ contribution to this remarkable achievement was very minimal as the forward only found the back of the net on nine occasions in 40 games for Daniel Farke’s side.

Considering his lack of form for Norwich over the past year, it is somewhat of a surprise that the former Blackburn ace is being linked with a permanent switch to Carrow Road when the transfer window opens in July.

According to The Sun on Sunday (as quoted by HITC), Rhodes is reportedly at the top of the Canaries’ shopping list with Farke keen to deploy him in the Premier League next season.

If this is indeed the case, Bruce must not hesitate at the thought of selling Rhodes to the Norfolk-based outfit as it could be argued that he already has better striking options at the club in the form of Fernando Forestieri and Steven Fletcher.

By cashing in on the forward, the 58-year-old could use the money to strengthen his squad ahead of the Owls’ eighth consecutive Championship campaign.

What do you think Wednesday fans? Should Bruce sell Rhodes this summer? Or does the forward deserve another chance to impress for your club? Let us know below.


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