Jordan Rhodes is surplus to requirements at Sheffield Wednesday and could be moved on this summer, but Yorkshire Live say the 30-year-old may be a difficult player to offload after falling out of favour over the last 18 months while having lofty wage demands.
Rhodes joined Wednesday from Middlesbrough in 2017 and has gone on to make 70 appearances in all competitions, scoring 13 goals and making four assists. As per Transfermarkt, the Scottish international struggled in his first two seasons at Hillsborough, scoring only three league goals in 2016/17 and five league goals in 2017/18, before being loaned out to Norwich City in 2018.
He notched only six league goals for the Canaries before returning to Wednesday and hasn’t set the place alight this season either. Under Garry Monk, Rhodes has three goals to his name and less than 500 minutes of Championship football under his belt. His last appearance came in January and he’s not even made the matchday squad since then.
His deal expires in 2021, so Wednesday’s best chance of making maximum value through his sale is by offloading him this summer. But with such a poor scoring record in recent years, it’s hard to see many clubs lining up for Rhodes’ signature. His £40k-per-week wages may be a stumbling block too, as he’s not presenting suitors with value for money until he recaptures his form.
Wednesday paid £10m to sign the 30-year-old three years ago, but he’s now only worth £1.8m. He finds himself behind Steven Fletcher, Fernando Forestieri, Connor Wickham, Atdhe Nuhiu in the pecking order, so an exit may be necessary, but will clubs want to take him off their hands this summer?