Sheffield Wednesday are hoping to offload Jordan Rhodes this summer due to his high wages according to a report from The Mirror.
Rhodes spent last season on loan at Norwich City with the Owls happy to shift him off the wage bill then. He was meant to be Norwich’s new top striker but ended up being overshadowed by Teemu Pukki, another striker the Canaries signed that summer. Despite that, he still played well and Norwich were obviously happy with what he did as the club are now going to try and sign him on a permanent deal following their promotion to the Premier League.
Earlier in the week, Norwich were told that they were going to have to pay £7m to sign Rhodes with the Owls hoping to get some of the money back they spent on him when they brought the Scottish international in from Middlesbrough. The Canaries do want to negotiate that down as they don’t feel they should have to pay that much for a 29-year-old striker with just one year left on his contract.
And they have one more thing to take to the negotiating table. Wednesday are desperate to get rid of the striker because with this report stating he is being paid over £40K a week. While Wednesday’s financial problems are not as bad as last year where they were placed under a transfer embargo, having that on the wage bill makes it tough to bring new players in and Norwich may be able to get a cut-price deal because of it.