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Celtic facing transfer blow after fresh update on attacker



Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes is set to rebuff Celtic’s apparent in signing him, a report from Football Insider has revealed.

It was revealed on Sunday by The Scottish Sun that the Scottish champions were considering a loan move for Rhodes in January, as they look to add to their attacking options in order to compete for a fourth straight domestic treble this season.

According to the latest reports however, Rhodes will not be that new option for them, with the Scot apparently set to remain at Hillsborough until the end of the current season at least.

Rhodes had found game time hard to come by for Wednesday at the start of the campaign, but now looks to have forced his way back into contention for the Yorkshire club, starting their last three games and netting a hattrick in their 4-0 win at Nottingham Forest just over a week ago.

That win at the City Ground is part of a run of four wins from five games for the Owls, lifting them to third in the current Championship standings.

There are currently 18 months remaining on Rhodes’ contract with Wednesday, securing his future with the club until the summer of 2021.

The Verdict

I think this is a sensible decision from Rhodes.

Given he looks to be forcing his way back into contention at Wednesday after a long spell out of the picture, it doesn’t really make sense for him to step back out of it again, especially for a loan move that has little guarantee of a starting spot beyond the end of the campaign.

Indeed, with Wednesday playing the way they are at the minute, it is hard to see why Rhodes would want to walk away from a club pushing for a place in the Premier League, which could him a second chance in the top flight as well.

UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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