Football League expert: Norwich to bid for Jordan Rhodes

Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn Rovers

Sky Sports' Simon Thomas has revealed that Norwich City are set to bid for Blackburn Rovers star Jordan Rhodes.

Jordan Rhodes is considered one of the great talents outside of the Premier League, netting 51 times in 89 games for Blackburn. His move to the Lancashire club followed a spell with Huddersfield Town, during which he forged his reputation, scoring 73 goals in 124 games in League One.

The 2013/14 season saw the 24-year old once again pass the 20 goal mark, recording 25 league goals as Blackburn finished just two points off the final play-off spot.

However, a failure to gain promotion is seen as a failure for the high-spending club, and, despite rumours that the club are prepared to offer the £10 million rated froward a mammoth new contract, financial fair play restrictions could see an offer accepted on the player if a club is willing to spend highly.

And it is with this knowledge that Sky Sports presenter, and devout Norwich fan Simon Thomas - who covers the Football League - has revealed that the Canaries are set to enter a bid for Rhodes.

Although Blackburn would be loathe to lose their star-man, and the player who represents all the real attacking quality in Rovers' ranks, it represents a bold move on the part of Norwich officials, who are set to rebuild following their relegation from the Premier League.

Last season's interim manager Neil Adams has already been appointed on a full-time basis, and Gary Holt, Mark Robson and Joe Royle have been brought into his coaching staff.

Signing proven Championship talent shows a desire for instant success, and with the rumoured departures of Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper, Adams is taking no time to establish his vision upon his inherited squad.

The Canaries will certainly be one of the favourites for promotion next season, and the signing of Rhodes would only strengthen the view of Adams' men as being one of the strongest teams in the division.

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