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Report: Huddersfield to move for Owls ace Jordan Rhodes on a free transfer

According to The Sun (April 18; Page 67), Huddersfield Town will move for Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes once their Championship status is confirmed.

Rhodes is out of contract with the Owls at the end of the season.

Wednesday’s likely relegation to League One will prompt a shake-up at Hillsborough, and Rhodes will no doubt be looking to remain at Championship level.

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The 31-year-old has a superb scoring record at that level, scoring over 20 goals in three successive campaigns for Blackburn Rovers while winning promotion at Middlesbrough.

But Rhodes has struggled to replicate his astonishing goal scoring form at Wednesday.

He joined the club permanently in 2017, and he has managed just 15 league goals in 79 games for the Owls as he often found himself out of favour under former boss Garry Monk.

Rhodes has become a regular under current Owls manager Darren Moore, scoring four goals in his last seven games, but it hasn’t been enough in Wednesday’s bid for survival.

The Owls are seven points adrift of safety with just four games remaining.

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The Sun claim both Cardiff and Huddersfield are eyeing a deal for Rhodes, and the latter may have the advantage considering the striker’s previous ties to the club.

Rhodes helped the Terriers to promotion from League One in 2012, and the Scotland international lives in the area making a move to the Owls’ Yorkshire rivals a straightforward one.

Huddersfield are eight points above the drop zone following Rotherham United’s 1-0 defeat to Birmingham City, and their status could be confirmed this time next week.

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