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Opinion: Why on earth is Jordan Rhodes still at Blackburn Rovers?

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It seems a mystery to most neutrals why Jordan Rhodes is still playing in the Championship let alone Blackburn Rovers, a team yet to threaten the top six, let alone promotion.

Rhodes remains a Blackburn player

Rhodes remains a Blackburn player

The Scottish frontman bags consistently over 20 goals a season and is renowned as one of the best strikers in the Football League.

But despite these exploits Blackburn have never finished in the top six, and it already seems very unlikely that they will this season unless serious investment is made.

Since the striker signed for Blackburn from Huddersfield, he has been a model of consistency scoring bagfuls of goals despite the service around him being rather average.

Despite seeming an ideal signing to any struggling Premier League club, only Hull have ever bid for him whilst in the Premier League.

Blackburn also managed to keep him from the clutches of Championship rivals Middlesbrough who swooped in with a massive bid of £12 million bid, which was turned down by the owners despite the player being keen to leave.

And many will say that is because the owners don’t want to sell there most prized asset, especially in the same summer they have sold the equally valuable Rudy Gestede to Aston Villa who had formed a deadly partnership with Rhodes the previous season.

Rhodes is only 25, so may not of even peaked yet and still clubs don’t move for him. Blackburn look to be going nowhere fast and this will only spur Rhodes on more to keep performing well, in the hope he attracts interest from a Premier League club.

Maybe the transfer saga of the summer is what puts clubs off, they will have to pay in excess of £14 million for a striker with no Premier League pedigree or experience, and also will most likely have to pay around £50,000 in wages.

Still you do feel that it is strange that a player with his goalscoring record is still playing for a mid-table Championship club, with all respect to Blackburn.

How long before the vultures circle and a Premier League club takes a chance on him and most importantly will the owners let him go however reluctant they may be to sell there most prized possession.

So what do you think Blackburn fans, is it time to sell up? How much do you want for him? Where would you want the money invested? How would he fare at a higher level ? Leave thoughts and opinions below!


Avid Middlesbrough fan who has a passion for football. Love grassroots football and following the Football League,

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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