Sheffield Wednesday yet to receive second loan offer from Wigan Athletic for Jordan Rhodes

Wigan Athletic have yet to table a second loan bid for Owls striker Jordan Rhodes, The Star understands.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 12:04 pm
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 3:35 pm

Rhodes is wanted by the Latics, who welcome Wednesday to the DW Stadium tomorrow night, in their battle for survival.

Paul Cook's side tried to sign Rhodes on loan until the end of the season earlier this month.

But it is understood Wigan, currently second-from-bottom in the Championship, only offered a derisory loan fee plus a small chunk of Rhodes' salary.

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Reports in the national media over the weekend, though, suggested Wigan are planning on renewing their interest in the centre-forward and are willing to pay £500,000 to secure Rhodes’ services on a temporary basis.

However, the Latics have still to submit a second offer and time is running out for them to prize Rhodes away from Hillsborough, with the transfer window set to shut on Friday at 11pm.

Boss Garry Monk said: "Nothing has come across my desk in terms of what I need to consider.

"I have not been told of anything that I need to be aware of. It must be speculation at this moment in time.”

Owls striker Jordan Rhodes

Rhodes’ former club Blackburn Rovers are also reportedly considering a move for the 29-year-old. The front man, who spent last season on loan at Norwich City, bagged 85 goals in 169 matches during a four-year spell at Ewood Park.

"Every player at every single club is available at the right price of if the club feels it is the right thing for them,” Monk told The Star.

"I have nothing to consider at this moment in time.

"Nothing has been said to me so I am focusing on what I have got here.

"If the club ever come to me and say 'look, this is an offer and we want you to consider it' then you have to consider it at that point but that goes with every player. That is the reality of football.

Rhodes, a club-record £8m recruit from MIddlesbrough in February 2017, has struggled to command a regular starting spot this season, making just four league starts.