What Neil Thompson said on Jordan Rhodes' reported move from Sheffield Wednesday to QPR

The January transfer window is seldom a quiet time for Sheffield Wednesday.

By Alex Miller
Friday, 8th January 2021, 11:21 am

And despite a depressed market and the nature of not having a permanent manager, it has proven to be once again, with club-record signing Jordan Rhodes heavily linked with an escape from what has been a fairly miserable time at Hillsborough since his 2017 arrival.

Reports have suggested he could well be on his way to QPR, with all three parties keen to do business with just a few months remaining on the striker’s contract.

But the London club also appear to be honing in on Watford’s veteran marksman Glenn Murray amid reports that the Owls are pricing themselves out of a deal.

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Sheffield Wednesday forward Jordan Rhodes has been linked with a move to QPR.

Wednesday caretaker manager Neil Thompson, who admitted his focus has been entirely on football since stepping into the breach of Tony Pulis last week, said: “I can’t shed too much light on that. There’s speculation on one or two. Jordan has had speculation before.

“It won’t affect him, he’s thoroughly professional in what he does, he always has been and always will be, he’s a smashing kid.

“Things have not worked out for him at this moment in time, but it what it is.

“Football is about speculation once you get into the window and players will get attention, but a deal for anybody is not done until it’s done.”

Rhodes has scored only 14 goals for the Owls in 90 appearances and has not started a match since the second day of the season.

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