Report: Crystal Palace and Swansea City interested in signing Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes

Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn Rovers

Crystal Palace, Swansea, Nottingham Forest and Derby County are all in on signing Blackburn’s Jordan Rhodes.

As reported by the Northern Echo, Crystal Palace and Swansea City have joined the race to sign Blackburn forward Jordan Rhodes, who has a £6 million price tag on his head.

Rhodes, a 25-yar-old Scottish international, has played for Blackburn since 2012, and has proven to be an incredibly prolific striker at Championship level, scoring 73 goals in 143 games.

He is frequently near the top of goalscoring charts in the second tier, and has yet to play a season with Rovers in which he has failed to hit the back of the net at least 20 times.

This impressive goalscoring form has earned him rave plaudits for a number of years, and it is no surprise to see Premier League teams interested in signing the 13-capped international this summer, with Blackburn failing once again to fight for promotion.

Palace and Swansea are the latest teams linked with a move for Rhodes, as they look to bolster their attacking options ahead of next season. Although he has never proven himself in the Premier League, his goalscoring feats have piqued interest in him, and they could be willing to match the £6 million valuation.

However, they also face competition from a Championship duo, with Derby County and Nottingham Forest keen on moving for the striker this summer, as they look to improve their chances of pushing for Premier League promotion next season.

In April it was reported by the Mail that Derby and Forest wanted Rhodes, along with play-off losers Middlesbrough.

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