Norwich City manager, Neil Adams, has denied claims that they have made an offer for Blackburn striker, Jordan Rhodes, after growing speculation regarding the striker’s future.
The Canaries completed the signing of Bournemouth striker, Lewis Grabban earlier this week, surfacing fresh doubts about the signing of Rhodes. The Scottish international is the subject of interest from multiple Premier League clubs, along with several Championship clubs, with Norwich recently reported as the favourites.
Rhodes has enjoyed back-to-back seasons for the Rovers in which he has surpassed the 20-goal-mark, a feat which was bound to catch the eye of a host of clubs. Last week Norwich City were the rumoured favourites for the striker, but Neil Adams insists that no contact has been made.
Neil Adams told the Pink Un: “I’ve seen all the rumours. I think they’ve put two and two together and come up with 25. Obviously Joe Royle had him as a young player, and I played with his dad Andy Rhodes. That’s where the links are. We’ve made no offer for Jordan Rhodes – fantastic player, don’t get me wrong. Scores goals for fun, guarantees goals, but there’s been no offer.”
Adams also suggested that his recruitment process will vastly improve this season after the appointment of new football consultant, Joe Royle: ““It’s one of his many attributes and one of the reasons I got him in here, He won’t be out there coaching every day. It’ll be more player recruitment. But he will be out there from time to time, he will be watching games and he is someone who will be a really big asset for us.”