Recent reports have emerged to suggest that Jordan Rhodes is willing to take a pay cut to join Celtic in the summer – as per Football Insider.
The striker is currently at Sheffield Wednesday but has struggled to get into the side under Garry Monk and with his contract coming to an end, a move to the Glasgow giants could be on the cards.
However, with Charlie Austin recently admitting he’d be open to a move to the club if the opportunity presented itself, we think that the Bhoys might be better off aiming to sign the West Brom man, if possible.
Here, then, are three reasons why…
Whilst Rhodes’ best days so far in his career have come in the second tier, Austin has shown that he can cut it at the very highest level in the Premier League.
He featured for the likes of Southampton and QPR in the top flight in England and more than held his own, often featuring high on the goal-scorers’ list.
Whilst Austin has had a productive season for West Brom as they go in search of a return to the Premier League, Rhodes continues his struggles.
He is a shadow of the player that once terrorised the Championship and presents a riskier option than Austin right now – Neil Lennon will have to find a way to get Rhodes firing once more.
Austin open to move
Austin has said openly that if one of the Old Firm clubs came calling he’d be open to a deal and so that could work in Celtic’s advantage.
If both players are keen and available, surely the Bhoys would be better off going for Austin over Rhodes at the moment.
It would have been the one sticking point in picking between the pair if Austin was not keen – as Rhodes appears to be – but it seems as though he would consider it.