Wigan Linked With Blackburn Goal Machine Jordan Rhodes

Latics eye highly-rated striker in January.

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Wigan are hoping to take Jordan Rhodes on loan from Blackburn with a view to a permanent £9m transfer when the transfer window re-opens in January, according to the Daily Express.

The 23-year-old is already the most expensive transfer outside of English football’s top flight, when he joined Blackburn from former club Huddersfield Town for £8m in August 2012 after impressing in the lower leagues.

A highly prolific forward, Rhodes would be a good addition to Wigan as they look to bounce straight back to the Premier League this season after suffering relegation last year.

Latics boss Owen Coyle has admitted he feels his side are lacking a top striker, and there is money for the club to spend after the £13m sale of James McCarthy to Everton on transfer deadline day.

Rhodes has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent times as well, with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle believed to be monitoring his situation.

However, he could find his best route to the top flight is by joining promotion-hopefuls Wigan and helping fire them up by continuing his fine goal-scoring form.

Rhodes has five goals in seven appearances so far this season, and once scored an incredible 40 in 45 games for Huddersfield in the 2011/12 season.

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