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Norwich City sign Jordan Rhodes on season-long loan

10 July 2018

Norwich City are delighted to confirm the signing of striker Jordan Rhodes on a season-long loan deal from Sheffield Wednesday.

Rhodes, 28, began his professional career with Ipswich Town before joining Huddersfield Town in the summer of 2009.

He scored 87 goals in 143 games at the John Smith's Stadium, including 36 league goals in the 2011-12 League One season, the most ever for a Terriers player in one campaign.

The Scottish international then moved to Blackburn Rovers in 2012 and carried on his superb goalscoring form, scoring 85 times in four seasons.

Most recently, Rhodes has played for Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday and now becomes the Canaries’ sixth summer signing after the arrivals of Emi Buendia, Moritz Leitner, Teemu Pukki, Ben Marshall and Felix Passlack.  

Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Rhodes said: “The move took its time in the end but now that it’s finally happened, it’s a real pleasure to be here.

“It’s a fantastic football club with a great fanbase and if I play a few games this season, it will be a pleasure to do so.

“I’m looking forward to getting settled and starting up and playing a few games with the team. I’m really looking forward to pulling on the yellow and green jersey.

“It’s a sell-out every week and there are a few familiar faces here that I already know. They’ve made me feel really welcome already.

“I’m really looking forward to settling into the area, getting to know everyone and really taking in the local surroundings.”

Head Coach Daniel Farke said: “We’re very pleased. Jordan has proved for many years that he’s able to play at this level and to score and assist.

“We were looking to strengthen our squad in terms of scoring goals and assists and he’s also at a great age where he can develop his game even more.

“I also like a lot his attitude on the pitch. He always works hard for the team and he’s a brilliant character. He was desperate to join us and I’m pleased that he’s here.”


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