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Sheffield Wednesday slipped up over Rhodes loan deal

Sheffield Wednesday slipped up over Rhodes loan deal

According to The Telegraph, Sheffield Wednesday’s on-loan striker Jordan Rhodes has said that he wants to remain at Norwich. 

The 28-year-old was loaned to The Canaries at the beginning of the season, but that has backfired given the success that the club are having at Carrow Road this season.

Rhodes has played 25 times for The Canaries this season scoring six times, although primarily from the bench. This is not even a particularly good return for a striker in the Championship.

However, the fact that Norwich are in a great position to secure promotion to the Premier League raises the question as to why the Scotland international would ever want to return to Hillsborough. Of course, they have Steve Bruce’s imminent arrival at the club, which should help, but that would surely not outweigh the prospect of being part of a promotion-winning team.


Wednesday have very little they can offer Rhodes now; they can only force him to return at the end of the season. But the club would not want to keep him if he does not want to remain. With the club in such turmoil at the moment, it would almost be unfair to force the player to stay.

While most teams would loan a player to a club below them, in order to gain match practice, The Owls have let Rhodes go to a club significantly above them, and, as a result, may pay the price in losing him. They will likely rue this mistake come next season.

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