Jordan Rhodes speaks after securing Huddersfield Town move following ‘strange year’ at Sheffield Wednesday

Jordan Rhodes has become the latest Sheffield Wednesday player to find himself a new club.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 6:48 pm
Jordan Rhodes has left Sheffield Wednesday for Huddersfield Town. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Rhodes was on the list of 10 Owls that were confirmed as being released at the end of their current deals at Hillsborough, and he’s wasted no time in finding himself a new club.

The Star previously reported that the 31-year-old was on the verge of joining Huddersfield Town after saying his goodbyes at S6, and it’s now been confirmed that he’s penned a three-year deal with the Terriers that will officially start on July 1st.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Rhodes has admitted that it wasn’t a tough decision for him to re-join the club with which he made his name many years ago.

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He said, “I’m delighted and chuffed! Since I knew of the interest it was a no brainer and I’m really looking forward to getting started.

“I’ve got so many great memories, there’s great people here, and just the possibility of pulling on the Town shirt again and hopefully scoring a goal or two; that filled me with so much joy in previous years.

“The possibility to have the chance to do that again is something that really drives me.”

He went on to say, “I felt like it was my first real break in football, coming up here away from Ipswich and normal surroundings, throwing myself into uncomfortable and not normal territory, but I did find myself at home.

“Coming back here now does feel like coming home again. I owe so much to this club, a huge debt, and I just can’t wait to get started again.”

Rhodes also spoke of his excitement to play in front of supporters again after a difficult period without them, saying, “It’s been such a strange year, 18 months without supporters in stadiums, so I’m sure in that first home game of the season the place with be rocking… Hopefully, it is maximum attendance, and everyone can make up for lost time.”

Meanwhile, Wednesday now begin their hunt to replace the departing players, with Darren Moore planning a big rebuild following relegation into League One.