Jordan Rhodes betting update: Middlesbrough favourites ahead of Swansea City

Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn Rovers

Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City have been linked with Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes.

According to the latest odds published by Sky Bet, Middlesbrough are now the new favourites to sign Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes ahead of Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday.

The talented goal scorer has long been linked with a move away from Blackburn, and now might finally be the time for the Ewood Park club to cash in on his services.

A recent report published by the Mirror claimed that Blackburn boss Paul Lambert was ready to sell Rhodes as he seeks a cash windfall in order to perform a rebuilding job at the club.

The Scotland international would likely fetch a fee of £10 million plus, a figure which allegedly hasn’t frightened off Swansea as a separate report in the Mirror claims the Swans have made a bid.

That said, the Welsh side aren’t the favourites to sign him with Sky Bet as the popular Bookmakers give that tag to Boro, offering odds of 13/8 on the Championship leaders signing Rhodes this month.

Swansea come in just behind at 3/1, whereas another Championship promotion hopeful Sheffield Wednesday are listed as third favourites ahead of Sunderland with odds of 6/1.

The Owls, however, have just brought in Gary Hooper on a permanent deal from Norwich City – suggesting they may not go in for another striker this month.

Rhodes, 25, has notched at least 20 league goals in his last three campaigns for Rovers and his deadly abilities in-front of goal would be sorely missed by the Ewood Park faithful.

However, with the Lancashire club facing financial difficulties, perhaps selling him and bringing in young, hungry players elsewhere is now the best course of action for the club to move forward.

Boro aren’t exactly in need of new players in order to help them over the line in terms of promotion, yet they may see Rhodes as an ideal acquisition ahead of likely Premier League football next season.

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