Hull Considering Move For Blackburn’s Rhodes
Hull City will look to Jordan Rhodes during this transfer window to help the fill the void of Robert Snodgrass who is set to miss 6 months through injury (Daily Mail).
Snodgrass only recently signed for Hull for large fee of £8 million so for him to get injured in the first game against QPR was a huge blow. Steve Bruce stated in a press conference yesterday that he would be in the market for a similar player and it looks like Jordan Rhodes is his man.
This doesn’t seem like a straight up replacement for Snodgrass. Rhodes is a striker and Snodgrass is a winger so this could potentially mean that Bruce could dip into the market for another winger.
With the Europa League to contend with this season, Steve Bruce is looking to add numbers and quality to this squad to help deal with the amount of games they could potentially have this season.
Rhodes has an excellent record as a striker wherever he has played. He scored 73 goals in 124 games for Huddersfield Town which earned him an £8 million move to Blackburn Rovers where he has scored an impressive 51 goals in 90 appearances.
Hull have spent big this summer on the likes of Snodgrass and Livermore and Rhodes would certainly add a substantial amount on to the total spend this summer especially if they still have to replace Snodgrass with someone of equal quality.
This seems more of a replacement for Shane Long who they recently sold to Premier League rivals Southampton. Rhodes would be an ideal replacement as Long will be a big loss to the club.
Either way Rhodes will inevitably supply them with a lot of goals, he has to, the last two clubs he’s played for shows that. Whether he’d be able to make the step up to the Premier League is another question but someone who scores goals like he does is normally able to score goals wherever they play.