The transfer of England’s most prolific striker outside the top tier, Jordan Rhodes, to Middlesbrough is back on. The Blackburn striker has travelled 90 miles to resume talks with Middlesbrough after the initial deal broke down on Sunday.
Rhodes has revealed he was “baffled and disappointed” by Middlesbrough’s decision to withdraw from the deal at the weekend. He has also said that he had passed a medical and agreed personal terms on a switch to the Riverside Stadium on Saturday, but was informed on Sunday morning that Middlesbrough had cancelled his move. Middlesbrough, however, claim that the deal had originally broken down because they were unable to agree personal terms with Rhodes.
The striker joined Blackburn for £8M in 2012 from Huddersfield, where he netted 87 times in 148 games, and at current side Blackburn, he has bagged 85 goals in 169 games.
If this deal does eventually go through and Rhodes finds himself wearing the Red shirt of Middlesbrough, they could have a really good finisher on their hands.