Rhodes Set For Rovers Move

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 30/08/2012
It has been confirmed today at Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes will leave for Blackburn Rovers for a reported 8million which will be Town's highest fee received for a player.Rhodes Set For Rovers Move

While the fee has not been officially disclosed rumours are rife between Town getting £4.5/5 million up front with add-ons up to the value on £8 million and other reports are saying Huddersfield are getting £8 million up front with a couple of add-ons and a sell-on clause should Rovers sell in the future.

What has been said is that Rhodes had asked to speak to Blackburn as they were prepared to offer the 22-year old the king's ransom in terms of wages by offering him around £8million over the next four years which works out at about £38,000 a week.

The chairman Dean Hoyle has said he wasn't going to stand in his way but seeing as Rovers had met the club's valuation Town have decided to reluctantly cash in on their prize asset.

Premiership clubs in the likes of Fulham, Everton and Liverpool were monitoring the situation but were not prepared to pay anything near the reported fee Rovers are paying. In January it was rumoured Town had turned down an £4million offer from West Ham United.

Rhodes has been in sensational form over the last year or so and since joining in the summer of 2009 he's bagged 87 goals in 148 games for The Terriers. He's already scored 3 times this year for club and country after scoring 40 goals in all competitions last season and no matter where he goes he is likely to score goals IF his strengths are played to.

For me last season he carried Huddersfield Town if it wasn't for his goals we wouldn't be where we are now and there is not a chance we would have got near any promotion places let alone the play-offs last season without his goals. 40 goals in a season is a rarity and probably something Town will not see for a while.

I can understand why some fans are angry we've sold our top asset and I have to admit the move is a sideways step but as mentioned above for what he has done for this club cannot be questioned. You can argue about loyalty but there is little loyalty in football anymore and besides Rhodes could have quite easily turned round in January and say he wanted to go and where would we have been then? Blackburn have thrown money at him and his agent will have been in his ear, football is a short career and a bad tackle on the pitch could end your career there and then. How many of us would turn down more money if we got offered it by another company for the same job?

Blackburn are the only club to have met the valuation Dean Hoyle had put on him and if you blame Hoyle you need your head testing. Hoyle will always have the club's best interest at heart.

As for me I wish Jordan all the best and thanks for the memories.

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