Huddersfield Town youngster on Emirates Stadium radar.
Arsenal are reportedly the latest Premier League club to be eyeing up Huddersfield Town goal machine Jordan Rhodes and Arsene Wenger is said to be considering making a summer bid for the Scottish international.
The Gunners boss has sent scouts to monitor the 21 year old’s progress in recent weeks and the glowing reports filed on the Terriers striker have left Wenger looking to beat a number of prospective suitors to the signing of the former Ipswich Town man.
Rhodes has notched up a phenomenal 25 goals in 21 League One matches this season, form that has led to an international call-up and helped Lee Clark’s Huddersfield Town side to keep in touch with front runners Charlton Athletic at the top of the table.
Wenger has history when it comes to plucking talent from the English lower leagues, in recent seasons bringing in the likes of Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and most recently Carl Jenkinson and the Emirates Stadium manager is weighing up a move for the Oldham born striker in the summer, a move that may prove more likely to succeed if the Galpharm Stadium side fail to secure promotion to the Championship.
Even if Huddersfield do go up Clark will struggle to keep such a prolific marksman, who has already been linked with interest from Man United, Tottenham and Everton.
Should Arsenal put in an offer in the summer Rhodes will surely be tempted to opt for a move to the North London side knowing that Wenger has a reputation for taking relative unknowns and moulding them into the finished article.
Huddesfield are believed to have placed a £5m price tag on the striker’s head but that valuation may well increase if Rhodes continues to knock in the goals and continue to look head and shoulders above the rest of his League One counterparts.