Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes is ‘very keen’ on a move to Celtic this summer, website Football Insider report.
The outlet says that Celtic actually made an approach for his services on Friday after missing out on Christian Atsu but that a deal couldn’t be arranged.
However, it’s said that Rhodes hasn’t given up hope on a summer move to Celtic Park with his current £40,000-a-week contract at the English Championship club set to expire.
The 29-year-old used to be one of the most prolific strikers in the country but in recent years has fallen on harder times and has scored just three times this season (Transfermarkt).
He moved to Wednesday on a permanent basis in the summer of 2017 for a reported fee of £10m (BBC).
A link-up years too late
Back when Rhodes was banging in 25+ goals a season with Huddersfield and Blackburn Rovers (Transfermarkt), it’d have made all the sense in the world for the Scotland international to ply his trade north of the border.
Now though, with Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths, Patryk Klimala and Vakoun Bayo in our ranks it’s hard to see where he’d fit in it at all.
There would also be serious question marks about his ability to find consistency.
He hasn’t reached double figures for goals since the 2015/16 season (Transfermarkt), a lifetime ago in football terms. That’s before Celtic even dreamed of a treble-treble.
He may want a move to Celtic as the Football Insider report states, but we should be steering clear.