Sunderland to make late move for Rhodes

Sunderland to make late move for Rhodes

The former Middlesbrough striker could have a get out of jail card to use this window.

Jordan Rhodes seems to be a forgotten man but it is the former Wales manager Chris Coleman who might just offer him a way out of Sheffield Wednesday. Sunderland have emerged as favourites to sign the 27-year-old and Sky Bet have him priced at 9/4 that he will make the switch to Wearside. 

Sunderland are rock bottom of the Championship table and are in desperate need of a striker who knows the division, especially after Lewis Grabban returned to Bournemouth earlier this month. He is a proven goal scorer having bagged over 150 goals for Huddersfield and Blackburn prior to his big money move to Middlesbrough.

However, the market suggests he is likely to stay at Wednesday as he is priced 2-5. He is 7/4 to depart to any club and is a massive 20/1 to join Leeds, who have recruited the services of Tyler Roberts from West Brom earlier today and it looks unlikely they will bring another striker to Elland Road this window.

George Elek spokesman: "This one is bad news for both Wednesday and Sunderland fans. Taking up a huge wage at Hillsbrough but doing little on the pitch, Rhodes' time at the club looked set to be over, but it now looks as though he may continue to warm the bench until the end of the season."

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