David Pleat suggests Tottenham scouted Jordan Rhodes

Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn Rovers

Middlesbrough signed Jordan Rhodes from Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers on transfer deadline day.

David Pleat revealed on the Transfer Deadline Day show on BBC Radio 5 live on Monday evening (February 1) that Tottenham Hotspur scouted Jordan Rhodes a few years ago.

The former Tottenham manager said that Joe Jordan, then working as a coach for Spurs, went to watch the striker when he was playing against Wycombe Wanderers a few years ago.

“I can remember once him playing at Wycombe and I remember, I think, it was Joe Jordan who went to watch him that day on behalf of Tottenham,” said Pleat on the Transfer Deadline Day show on BBC Radio 5 live on Monday evening (February 1). “I think he scored about four goals.”

The match that Pleat is referring to is probably the one in which Rhodes scored five goals.

On January 6, 2012, the former Ipswich Town striker scored five of Huddersfield Town’s six goals against against Wycombe Wanderers in League One.

Rhodes joined Middlesbrough from Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers on transfer deadline day for an initial fee of £9 million, as reported by BBC Sport.

The Scotland international is one of the more consistent goalscorers in the Championship and is highly rated.

The 25-year-old scored nine goals and created 14 chances in 24 Championship games for Rovers this season.

During the 2014-15 campaign, Rhodes scored 21 goals and created 38 chances in 45 Championship games for Blackburn.

Back in 2013-14, the Scotsman scored 25 goals and created 56 chances in 46 league matches for Rovers.

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