Report: West Ham and Everton join five other clubs in race for 21-goal Jordan Rhodes

Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn Rovers

The Premier League sides are keen on the Scotland international, who is set to leave Blackburn Rovers.

Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes looks set to become one of the summer's most coveted commodities. The Scottish striker, who scored 21 goals in 49 games last season, is expected to leave Ewood Park this summer to balance the books at the Lancashire club - after they failed in a promotion bid this term.

Today it is reported by London24 that two new teams have joined the race for his signature. West Ham United and Everton are now being publicly linked with an interest in the 25-year-old.

West Ham are looking for more striking options considering the frequency of their current crops injury troubles whilst Everton desperately need some genuine support for Romelu Lukaku, who is often fighting a losing battle up front at Goodison.

The report of course highlights the fact plenty of other teams are keen on Rhodes.

Middlesbrough, believed to be the front-runners, QPR and Crystal Palace are also being linked with the former Huddersfield man who is said to be valued at around £10 million by Rovers. Newcastle and Hull City are also mentioned.

Both West Ham and Everton will hope that a promise of Premier League football can convince him to choose their respective clubs as his preferred destination.

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