Some Celtic fans aren't impressed with January links to Jordan Rhodes
Some Celtic supporters have reacted poorly to reports that suggest the Hoops want to bring Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes to Glasgow in the upcoming January transfer window.
The Scottish Sun reported this weekend that the Scottish champions are keen on signing the Scotland international on loan after returning to scoring form last week for the Owls.
The manager is on the hunt for a forward in January to provide depth beyond Odsonne Edouard at Celtic Park. Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Bayo are available but neither have shown the required fitness or quality so far this season.
Rhodes was once an incredibly consistent striker in the English Championship and League One, even once earning some big money moves, such as his £9m switch to Middlesbrough in 2016 (BBC).
However, with his once prolific scoring rate drying up in recent seasons, some have questioned whether he still has what it takes to be a member of Neil Lennon’s squad.
It seems clear that nobody is going to be signed to replace Edouard, but does Rhodes have the quality to play a back-up role in a demanding second half of the season?
It appears that right now, for some, the jury is either out or returning a negative verdict.
These supporters have taken to Twitter over the last 24 hours to share their thoughts on the transfer report…
11 goals and 2 assists in his last 60 games in English 2nd Tier. Kept out of SWFC team by very occasional goalist Steven Fletcher. It’s a no from me. I’d sooner have Cosgrove and he’s just a plank of wood.
— Oddbins Hayes (@BStarksTH) December 22, 2019
Agreed 5 yrs ago a big yes but now its a big No Kieran.🍀
— Gary O🍀 (@GaryOwe76059054) December 22, 2019
We need to be aspiring to better than that. Not sure hes actually any better than griff (problems taken into consideration)
— Simon McWilliams (@McWilliamsSimon) December 21, 2019
Guys no had a good season in 5 year but still commanding a 40k a week, a hard pass for me
— Thomas Murphy (@TDogMurphy) December 21, 2019
This Jordan Rhodes chat is only 6/7 years to late. We need to sign a Striker capable of replacing Eddy, when he is sold during the qualifiers next summer. JR is not that player !!!!
— bhoysviews (@bhoysviews) December 22, 2019
I wouldn’t even take him for free!!
NOT THE ANSWER!!🤦🏻♂️🍀
Want to join the discussion?
Join the 67 Hail Hail Forum now and have your say
— Dom Schiavone🍀 (@Shiv1888) December 22, 2019
Jordan Rhodes might be coming to Celtic on loan. please tell me this is not true 🙏
— celtic jaime 🍀 (official account) (@jaimelawson08) December 22, 2019
Don’t want or need him
— RicardoMonteglin (@rickysproule74) December 22, 2019