Report: Aston Villa submit £10m striker bid, this is the response
By Dominic Toner
Aston Villa have had a bid turned down for Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes, according to a report.
The Sun claim that Steve Bruce has seen a £10million bid rejected for the 26-year-old Premier League forward.
The report details that Villa offered a £6million-plus-add-ons for Rhodes after mulling over a possible deal for weeks.
It is understood that Boro will allow him to go for £12million, which is the fee slapped on him by owner Steve Gibson.
Rhodes has endured a frustrating time at the Riverside this season, making just six appearances and failing to score in any.
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The Englishman has played a bit-part role though this campaign under Aitor Karana, completing 90 minutes in just one of those appearances.
Villa and Boro have already completed business this summer, with the latter signing Rudy Gestede for £6million
Football Insider verdict:
Rhodes has proven that he is a prolific goalscorer in the Championship, despite struggling for opportunities in the top-flight. The striker has scored 91 goals in 189 appearances in England’s second division, with spells at Blackburn, Middlesbrough, Ipswich and Huddersfield. Villa should complete a move for him in January and cough up the extra money to sign him. The Midlands club have looked poor in front of goal and scored just 26 goals in 26 league games. However, they must look to bring in a creative player to bring the best out of Rhodes. Villa are currently looking lacklustre going forward and Rhodes would only be effective if chances were created for him.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, the club’s supporters are urging they sign a central midfielder after a reported interest.