Jordan Rhodes: Huddersfield Town remain frontrunners to land Sheffield Wednesday record-chaser
There are big questions about Jordan Rhodes’ future for next season, but it seems almost certain that it lies away from Sheffield Wednesday.
Rhodes has his best goalscoring season for Wednesday this season as he notched seven league goals over the course of the campaign, however it wasn’t enough to help the Owls secure their Championship status.
Now, with his contract at Hillsborough coming to an end in just a few weeks’ time, there is plenty being said about where he might end up for the 2021/22 campaign.
It’s been reported that two of his former clubs, Huddersfield Town and Ipswich Town, have shown an interest in him, while Cardiff City’s name was also mentioned relatively recently.
The general consensus is that Rhodes, who has been on hefty wages at Wednesday, will not be taking the step down to League One with Wednesday, and new reports have stated that a long-term deal is being considered as Huddersfield look to bring him back.
Rhodes, who is within touching distance of becoming the Championship’s leading goalscorer of all time, will no doubt be eager to stay in the second tier as he chases David Nugent’s 121-goal record. He needs six more to match it, and seven to beat it.
Though things haven’t quite fallen into place for him with SWFC, the former Blackburn Rovers man is unlikely to be short of options as he weighs up the next step in his career, but at 31 will be conscious of making sure the next move is the right one.
The Terriers are, at this stage, the frontrunners for his signature after they managed to avoid relegation despite a tough campaign in 2020/21, but only time will tell where Rhodes will be playing his football next season.
Rhodes is one of several Wednesday players who will be out of contract at Hillsborough come July 1st, with the likes of Tom Lees, Keiren Westwood, Adam Reach and Joey Pelupessy on the long list of players who do not have deals beyond the end of next month.
Wednesday are set to release their retained list once Darren Moore has met with all of them – clubs can legally approach out-of-contract players after the third Saturday in May.