Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes linked with move to Celtic

Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes is being linked with a move away from Hillsborough in next month’s transfer window.

Sunday, 22nd December 2019, 9:55 am

The 29-year-old struggled for game time in the early part of Garry Monk's reign and there was talk of Wednesday offloading him in the January window.

And despite scoring a hat-trick in last week’s stunning 4-0 win at play-off rivals Nottingham Forest, his future at Hillsborough remains unclear.

Now newspaper reports north of the border are linking Scottish Premiership champions Celtic with a loan move for Rhodes.

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Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes has been linked with a move to Celtic. Pic Steve Ellis

According to The Scottish Sun, Hoops boss Neil Lennon wants a striker as back-up for Odsonne Edouard to bolster their push for a fourth treble and Europa League run.

Lennon has had to deal with injuries to Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Bayo throughout the season with Lewis Morgan leading the line when Edouard was absent.

Speaking to the media on Friday, Owls boss Monk described Rhodes as a ‘great asset to have’ after his impressive return to the starting line-up in recent weeks.

"He’s had a really positive week,” he said. “It’s a player that, now, if we can get him to contribute and keep contributing to the level that he’s been showing this week, it’s a great asset to have, isn’t it?

“It doesn’t alter anything that goes into January. We should be sitting this week, or the start of next week, with everyone involved in that process for January.”