By Harvey Byrne
English Championship outfit Sunderland have made a late approach for Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes, according to a report.
The Daily Mail have claimed via their live transfer blog (Tuesday 2.22pm) that the sought-after 27-year-old is wanted by both the Black Cats and Wolves.
However, it is Simon Grayson’s side who have seemingly made the first move with the Mail report claiming that Sunderland have asked the Owls to take the experienced forward on loan.
Rhodes only moved to Sheffield Wednesday in January on an initial loan deal from Middlesbrough before signing permanently in the summer on a pre-agreed deal.
However, he has struggled in Yorkshire with a return of just five goals in 25 appearances in total for Carlos Carvalhal’s side.
But, Rhodes does also boast a prolific scoring record, especially at Championship level with 94 strikes in 211 outings in the English second tier and both Sunderland and Wolves may feel they can help him return to form.
Football Insider verdict:
With Nouha Dicko reportedly on his way to Hull Wolves’ striking options are little to none with both Jon Dadi Bovdvarsson and Joe Mason also departing the cash-rich Midlands side with only Leo Bonatini coming in. Therefore, Wolves must ensure that they beat Sunderland to the capture of Rhodes and if he can regain his previous form then he could turn out to be a very good signing for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side. Wolves have set themselves up nicely after five matches as they sit in fourth place in the Championship table and Rhodes could be the finishing touch to the impressive looking side.
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