Sheffield Wednesday today confirmed that striker Jordan Rhodes has joined Norwich City on a season-long loan.
Owls striker Jordan Rhodes has signed for @NorwichCityFC on a season-long loan
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) July 10, 2018
The former Blackburn man had established himself as one of the most prolific forwards outside the Premier League over the years and joined the Owls initially on loan before completing a big-money move in the summer.
However, immediately things didn’t go well for the player as he struggled to find the net and was criticised for not taking a penalty in a play-off semi-final defeat to Huddersfield.
Those woes in front of goal continued last season and the change in manager with Jos Luhukay replacing Carlos Carvalhal made little difference.
Therefore, the 28-year old was always expected to move this summer and the Canaries had shown a keen interest in the player even though his wages looked to be a stumbling block at times.
Nevertheless, the move has gone through now and whilst Owls fans generally have agreed with the club’s decision, there was a lot of sympathy for the player that it didn’t work out at Hillsborough…
Good job we kept the Season Tickets and match day tickets very high or we would be seeing FF & BB leaving 2 good luck Jordan knock them in Carlos ruined you mate.
— Paul Clark Homer23 (@homer23) July 10, 2018
Hope the people behind this deal are sat in a dark room very very ashamed of themselves. What a waste of 8m+ from the moment he was brought in the team and style should have been built around arguably the most proven goalscorer at this level. But typical #swfc make him the worst
— Goose (@GooSebaby_) July 10, 2018
Such a shame it didn’t work out
— Joseph ???????????????????????????? (@JosephO__) July 10, 2018
Shame it didn’t work out, hopefully goes out and bags for fun and comes back to the Rhodes we thought we signed
— Daniel ???????????????????????????? (@Daniel_Swfc) July 10, 2018
Right decision from SWFC. Shame but we move on. Hopefully JR does well
— The Reason????1867 (@1867life) July 10, 2018
Win win all round at this moment in time. Good luck to him
— Mark Hope (@owls_4life) July 10, 2018
Good luck to him. It just hasn’t worked out here. It happens.
— James Nelson ???????? ???? (@nelsonjd76) July 10, 2018
Go get some game time and come back fitter and stronger . It didn’t work out here or at boro to be fair . Be interesting to know the loan figure ????
— nicky rowlinson ???????? (@nicolarowlinson) July 10, 2018
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