West Ham have once again been linked with Scotland international Jordan Rhodes.
The rumoured deal could see the prolific finisher move to Upton Park in an £8million deal from Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers. West ham manager Sam Allardyce recently stated that due to financial fair play rules, the Hammers may be forced out of a chance of signing top priority Andy Carroll and has therefore been looking for cheaper players.
This isn’t the first time the East End club have been linked with Rhodes, who fired Huddersfield into the Championship after scoring 36 goals in League 1. Rhodes also picked up the League 1 Player of the Year Award too. Rhodes is currently playing for Blackburn Rovers and has netted 23 times in just 28 outings.
The fine finisher was linked with West Ham last season following impeccable goal scoring runs throughout the whole of the season, however the 6ft 1in Scotsman signed for Blackburn as the two clubs swapped leagues with West Ham taking their premier League spot. If this deal goes ahead, Blackburn will have made no profit after they signed Rhodes for £8million. The striker has picked up some great records over his footballing career.
He is the youngest ever scorer of a hattrick, he has the fastest ever headed hattrick, he has the joint most goals in a game (5) and is the Scotland U-21s all time leading goal-scorer with 8 goals in 8 outings. For me, this would be a brilliant addition to the squad as he brings with him some great ability and also his youth of which could be beneficial.
I for one am a big fan on Jordan Rhodes and would love to see us snap him up, we have been priced out of moves for too many players before so we should definitely not let this one go. We let Zaha go because we didn’t want to pay too much and now he is soon to join up with his Manchester united team mates. We need Rhodes in my opinion, a player who knows where the net is, is young and could quite easily add some strength into our squad and team. Offload Carlton Cole come the end of the season and this deal could spring to life. Maybe even add Cole in a swap deal to Blackburn?