Queens Park Rangers are interested in making a January move to sign Sheffield Wednesday forward Jordan Rhodes with the striker entering the final few months of his current deal.
Mark Warburton’s side enter the month in a very challenging situation with the Rs having failed to win any of their last nine Championship matches to drop back into the relegation battle. One of their major issues has been the lack of a consistent and reliable goal scorer up front, and it could be vital that they address that issue this month in the window.
It is thought that QPR have turned their attentions towards Rhodes with Director of Football Les Ferdinand ready to free up the funds needed to move for the forward who has a proven track record for goals in the Championship, per The Sun. Whilst it is also thought that Sheffield Wednesday are not in the position to command the same sort of big fee they have done for him in the past.
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Rhodes has endured another frustrating campaign at Sheffield Wednesday so far managing to register just one goal in 14 league appearances (Sofascore). The 30-year-old is now entering the final few months of his current deal and the time could be right for him to move on and try and rediscover his best form elsewhere.
QPR are certainly in need of additions this month to try and spark a revival with their form seeing Warburton’s job come under pressure and the Rs are lining up Tim Sherwood as a replacement if things doe not improve. One area that has to be addressed is the lack of a reliable goalscorer to convert chances created in the last third.
Rhodes is a player that has been a consistent scorer in the Championship in the past as he showed during spells with Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough. However, his move to Sheffield Wednesday has stalled his career and he has been on the fringes of the Owls’ starting line-up during the last two campaigns.
The 30-year-old needs a fresh start and it has been telling that he has still not been a regular started for Sheffield Wednesday this term despite them having a lack of forwards at the club. QPR could be an ideal place for him with the Rs a side that can create chances for their strikers and just need to find someone to finish those off.