This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Huddersfield Town are going to face an important summer transfer window where they will need to address certain areas of the squad, especially their options upfront.
The Terriers have not managed to find a reliable scorer in their side this season and it is already being reported by The Sun on Sunday (18/04/21, p67) that they are lining up a move to bring Jordan Rhodes back to the club. The forward was an excellent performer for the club in his previous spell and the hope would be he could emulate that if he returns.
According to The Sun’s latest update, Huddersfield are going to turn their attentions towards making a move for Rhodes once they know they are officially safe from relegation to League One. While it is also suggested that the forward still lives locally to the area and that could be a factor in getting him to sign for the club.
The Terriers are thought to be aiming to fend off competition from Cardiff City as they aim to tie up a move for him, once his current deal at Sheffield Wednesday expires in the summer. Rhodes has largely struggled at Hillsborough, but he has enjoyed his best scoring campaign with the Owls this term firing in seven goals in 32 appearances.
With Huddersfield set to make a fresh move for him in the summer, we asked out FLW writers whether they feel it would be a good addition for the Terriers…
This would be a great signing for Huddersfield Town.
While things haven’t gone exactly to plan with Sheffield Wednesday of late there’s no doubt that Jordan Rhodes is a top striker.
At 31 years of age, he has a real point to prove but the main thing for him will be finding the right club to kick on.
Rhodes has a real affinity for Huddersfield and so if they can finance a deal for the player then this could prove to be a real marquee signing for the Terriers.
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This is a move that would tick all the boxes for Huddersfield Town.
Rhodes hasn’t had a run of consistent games in the Sheffield Wednesday team in recent seasons, and you couldn’t blame him if he wanted to move on in the summer.
His contract is set to expire with the Owls at the end of the 2020/21 season, and the Terriers could be tempted to make their move to bring him back to the club.
Rhodes really impressed me in his last spell with Huddersfield Town, and you would imagine that he’ll feel as though he has unfinished business with the club.
They need a striker that can score goals consistently for them, and Rhodes could do just that.
It’s a move that would work for all parties involved.
It’s a tough one.
Rhodes has largely failed to impress since signing for Wednesday, but he has scored some important goals towards the end of this season.
He’s 31 and has scored seven goals this season, and he’s not a player who I think will go on and follow up this season with even more goals.
You look at what Huddersfield already have. They have tall, strong strikers in Yaya Sanogo and Oumar Niasse, and Fraizer Campbell is also quite old.
They need more youthful options in the final third.