Hull City seem certain to make a bid for Blackburn Rovers star Jordan Rhodes, only a month after he signed a new 2 year extension to his contract.
After losing forward Shane Long to divisional rivals Southampton, Hull boss Steve Bruce is keen to dip into the transfer market again for a replacement striker, and Rhodes seems to be the player they are focusing on. With the money they received via the Long transfer, which was £12 million, they are more then capable of testing Blackburn’s mettle with a bid of around £10-12 million, which is what Rovers value Rhodes at.
Since joining from Huddersfield Town two years ago, Rhodes has been a revelation at Blackburn, scoring 51 times in 89 league appearances, which has led him to be one of the most sought after players outside
of the Premier League. If Hull were to acquire the talents of Rhodes, a pairing of him and Nikica Jelavić with Tom Ince also in the mix, looks a daunting prospect for many teams to face in the Premier League.
For Blackburn, if Rhodes does leave, which seems unlikely since he very recently signed a new contract, his loss would not be a huge blow as if he had left last season. The emergence of Rudy Gestede, who has been in fine goal scoring form since the turn of the year, means that losing Rhodes would not damage Blackburn’s promotion hopes too much.