In-demand striker happy at Ewood Park.
In-demand Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes insists he is not looking to leave the club, despite speculation about his future, according to Sky Sports.
The talented 23-year-old has attracted a great deal of attention over the last few years after an impressive goal-scoring record in the lower leagues, first in League One with Huddersfield Town and now in the Championship with Blackburn.
Rhodes only joined the club last season after scoring an incredible 40 goals in 45 games for Huddersfield in 2011/12, though some Premier League clubs were also thought to be keen on signing him.
The latest speculation suggests that Championship promotion-hopefuls Wigan are now looking to sign him this January, and could offer as much as £9m for his services, beating his previous record £8m bid that saw him become the most expensive transfer of all time outside of English football’s top flight.
However, Rhodes has denied speculation that he could look to leave Ewood Park, saying he is happy at the club and enjoying his football at the moment, with five goals in his first six league games this season.
“I saw a couple of newspaper articles after the deadline and they said ‘Jordan Rhodes is unhappy’ and things like that, but you know what? That couldn’t be any further from the truth,” he said.
“It’s a terrific football club, full of great people. I love coming in every day and it’s a terrific environment to be in.
“I don’t know where these things come from. People add two and two together and come up with five or six. It’s just not a true story.”
Rhodes is a full Scottish international, and was voted Blackburn’s player of the year last season.