Football League hot-shot Jordan Rhodes is reportedly close to agreeing a deal to sign for Tottenham, sources at his current club Huddersfield are suggesting.
Rhodes is one of the most sought after talents outside the Premier League after a season in League One that has seen him score 27 goals in 24 games for the promotion chasing Terriers.
Lee Clarke’s side have been inundated with interest in their talismanic centre-forward and have rebuffed claims he is due to be sold. However, Clark realises the pot on gold on offer for the striker in the Premier League and as long as the fee is right for Huddersfield, he is unlikely to stand in the way of Rhodes getting his big money move.
Clubs such as Everton, Sunderland and Liverpool have allegedly shown interest in the player but according to sources, it is only Spurs that have met Huddersfield valuation of £5m and now have opened talks with the player.
The Spurs scouts and some of the backroom staff, including coach Joe Jordan, were at the game the night Rhodes stole the show and bagged five of Huddersfield’s goals in their 6-0 win over Wycombe.
Rhodes started his career at Ipswich, where he deemed surplus to requirements by then manager Roy Keane and was sold to the Terries, which looking back, was one of many things Keane got wrong at his tenure at Portman Road.
The talented front-man is more than just a goalscorer however, and has improved his all-round game no-end under manager and mentor Clark. Standing at over six foot, Rhodes has the stature and hold up play to deal with physical side of the game in League One. He needs to improve again in order to flourish in the Premier League but there is no better manager in the game for improving roar talent than Harry Redknapp.
Just look at Gareth Bale.