Jordan Rhodes joins Norwich City on season long-loan

Jordan Rhodes has joined Norwich City on a season long-loan.
Jordan Rhodes has joined Norwich City on a season long-loan.
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Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes has finally completed his protracted move to Norwich City.

The 28-year-old has today joined the Canaries on a season long-loan deal, becoming their sixth summer recruit. It brings an end to Norwich's long pursuit in Rhodes.

Rhodes has scored 10 goals in 55 matches for Wednesday.

Rhodes has scored 10 goals in 55 matches for Wednesday.

Both the Owls and the Canaries had been in discussions over a move for Rhodes for several weeks.

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The former Ipswich Town youngster looked on course to join Norwich last week but the deal broke down at the eleventh hour after the Canaries refused to meet Wednesday's financial demands.
But both parties reached a compromise yesterday, with Rhodes undergoing a medical at Carrow Road last night.
Wednesday initially slapped a £3m loan fee on Rhodes but it is understood they have settled for around £1m, with Norwich subsidising his wages in full.

Rhodes said: "The move took its time in the end but now that it’s finally happened, it’s a real pleasure to be here.

“It’s a fantastic football club with a great fanbase and if I play a few games this season, it will be a pleasure to do so.

“I’m looking forward to getting settled and starting up and playing a few games with the team. I’m really looking forward to pulling on the yellow and green jersey.

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“It’s a sell-out every week and there are a few familiar faces here that I already know. They’ve made me feel really welcome already.

“I’m really looking forward to settling into the area, getting to know everyone and really taking in the local surroundings.”

Big things were expected of Rhodes after he swapped Middlesbrough for Hillsborough in February 2017.
However, the Scotland international has failed to justify his £8m price tag and slipped down in the pecking order for a starting berth. He made just 17 Championship starts and 14 substitute appearances last season.

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