Rhodes

Twitter reaction: all Rhodes lead to Middlesbrough

In news coming through last night, high-flying Middlesbrough have agreed a fee of £9m with Blackburn Rovers to sign prolific front man Jordan Rhodes with the striker being given permission by Blackburn to travel to Teesside to speak to Boro.

Since signing for Blackburn from Huddersfield Town, the free-scoring Scot has notched 84 goals in 169 games, scoring at a rate of a goal per 167 minutes whilst wearing Blackburn’s colours. Before that, the pinpoint marksman notched up 82 goals in 144 appearances for Huddersfield Town. So far this season, Rhodes has marked up 10 goals in 25 Championship appearances, a rate of a goal every 218 minutes. The upshot of this return is the transfer bid from Middlesbrough, a bid which should be solidified today.

With quality, goal-scoring strikers at a Premium in the Championship, what with teams wanting to push on for promotion to the promised land of the Premier League and the riches it brings, whenever one goes between clubs then you can guarantee reaction over on Twitter.

Blackburn Rovers fans are showing a heady mixture of regret mixed with a welcoming sentiment of thanks for all that he has done during his time at the club. There can be no doubting in Lancashire that since signng Rhodes from Huddersfield, the striker has more than paid back his transfer fee.

https://twitter.com/RibbyBRFC/status/693195523122204673

https://twitter.com/Sir_Kalten/status/693197833437069313

https://twitter.com/87shots/status/693195171324911616

Understandably, Middlesbrough fans are cock-a-hoop at the capture of such a dynamic and free-scoring forward whose record of a goal every 167 minutes for Blackburn brackets him as a 25-goals-a-season marksman; the type of player that every side wants to be leading their front line.

https://twitter.com/DannyCrowe/status/693365217544269824

However, some canny fans err a word of caution on the transfer – indcating portents of doom for the future.

With Boro flying at the moment, adding a proven goal scorer such as Rhodes and feeding him with the array of talent and potential behind him in the Middlesbrough team could very well be a move that pays promotion dividends at the end of the season.

Featured image credit: Middlesbrough Fans – Twitter (@BoroNewsOnly)

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