Rhodes? Where Rovers are going, they don’t need Rhodes!
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is lining up an £8 million swoop for Blackburn goal ace, Jordan Rhodes, the Mirror reports.
The Hammers are looking for a new striker as their forwards have struggled to find the net consistently this term and Allardyce has targeted the Scottish international as the ideal man having proved himself to be consistent even though Rovers have suffered a diabolical campaign.
The 23-year-old joined troubled Rovers last summer in an £8 million deal from fellow Championship side Huddersfield Town and he’s already managed to bag 21 goals in 39 appearances.
Rovers are thought to be willing to listen to offers for their highly-rated assets as they look to balance the books after a season of managerial upheaval and are believed to want to recoup as much of the £8 million they paid for him. However, United aren’t likely to want to meet that valuation but are willing to make an attractive offer with bonuses to secure his signature.
Allardyce has been a long time fan of Rhodes and tried to sign him whilst the striker was at Huddersfield, but was put off by the £8 million fee even then.
However, there will be a long line of potential suitors at the end of the season and if West Ham can’t match Rovers’ valuation then somebody else will. Consistent goal scorers are a rare commodity and Rhodes has earned an opportunity to compete in the Premier League.