Report: Incoming Blackburn boss not forced to sell sought-after striker Rhodes

Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn Rovers

Sheffield Wednesday have been linked with a move for Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes.

According to a report in The Sun, mooted Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Lambert will not be forced to sell top scorer Jordan Rhodes amid intense interest from Sheffield Wednesday.

Lambert is tipped in the report to take over at Ewood Park within the next 48 hours and he will be keen to keep hold of the club’s better players beyond the upcoming January transfer window.

Rhodes is a renowned scorer at Championship level, scoring 81 goals in 146 league appearances for Rovers since joining the club from Huddersfield Town in 2013.

As per a recent report by HITC, Sheffield Wednesday are interested in signing him and are even willing to smash their transfer record in order to take him to Hillsborough.

However, the Owls’ attempts could prove futile as The Sun now claims that Blackburn are under no obligation to sell him despite currently being placed under a transfer embargo.

“Paul Lambert takes over as Blackburn boss tomorrow — and will not be forced to sell star striker Jordan Rhodes,” the report reads.

Despite Blackburn’s wishes not to sell their best player, it’s a decision which could ultimately be out of their hands if Rhodes decided that he wants to leave the club in the near future.

The talented striker is evidently keen to test his hand in the Premier League, yet the Lancashire outfit seem some way off a genuine promotion charge whereas Wednesday appear the more likely.

The Owls, under manager Carlos Carvalhal and their new Thai owners, have ambition and plenty of funds to help their promotion cause and they are certainly ones to watch within the next year or two.

Rhodes’ father Andy is the goalkeeping coach at Hillsborough, another factor which could prompt a switch.

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