Report: Norwich City close in on loan move for Sheffield Wednesday's Jordan Rhodes

Jordan Rhodes of Sheffield Wednesday heads the ball at goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Macron Stadium on October 14, 2017 in...

Norwich City had Sheffield Wednesday’s Jordan Rhodes on loan last season.

Jordan Rhodes of Norwich City misses a penalty during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Brentford at Carrow Road stadium on October 27, 2018 in Norwich, England.

According to TEAMtalk, Norwich City are set to re-sign Sheffield Wednesday’s Jordan Rhodes on loan.

The report claims the Owls want £10 million for the striker this summer, but after little interest from clubs in meeting their asking price, they seem open to him re-joining Norwich on a season-long loan deal.

Rhodes spent last season on loan at Carrow Road, helping the Canaries to promotion to the Premier League.

 

The former Blackburn Rovers striker was largely used as an impact player. He made a total of 36 Championship appearances, scoring six goals.

Norwich manager Daniel Farke has been keen on bolstering his striker options this season. Rhodes will likely play a part-role again, covering for Finland international Teemu Pukki.

The 29-year-old has Premier League experience after playing a handful of games for Middlesbrough during the 2016-17 campaign, however he has yet to find the net at top-flight level.

23rd October 2018, Carrow Road, Norwich,  England; EFL Championship football, Norwich City versus Aston Villa; Jordan Rhodes of Norwich City celebrates as he scores making 2-1 in minute 73

Rhodes has a contract at Hillsborough until 2020. It would likely be in the Owls’ best interest to sell him now rather than risk losing him on a free next summer, but his wages could be a potential stumbling block.

Norwich, meanwhile, have barely spent anything so far this summer with players such as Josip Drmic and Charlie Gilmour arriving on free transfers while goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann has joined on loan.

10th April 2019, Carrow Road, Norwich, England; EFL Championship football, Norwich City versus Reading; Andy Yiadom of Reading tackles Jordan Rhodes of Norwich City

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