Huddersfield Town have reportedly joined the race to sign striker Jordan Rhodes from relegation-threatened Sheffield Wednesday.
Rhodes, who has Premier League experience with Middlesbrough, is part of a large group of Owls players with contracts due to expire at the end of the season.
Wednesday had been holding off re-negotiations until their future was confirmed, but with each passing game they look increasingly like heading for League One next season.
Rhodes became The Owls’ record signing back in 2017, although he has generally underwhelmed. His seven Championship goals this season is his best total in a Wednesday shirt, but has seemingly not been enough to steer them to safety given that they sit seven points from safety with four games remaining.
Huddersfield allegedly join Cardiff in the hunt for Rhodes’s signature, although The Terriers should have a distinct advantage given the history between the parties.
Rhodes made his name with Huddersfield between 2009 and 2012, earning him a move to Blackburn Rovers where he was similarly prolific.
A move to either side would most almost definitely mean another season of Championship-level football. Although Huddersfield have generally struggled this campaign, they sit eight points clear of relegation with four to play.
Meanwhile, Mick McCarthy’s Cardiff present a different proposition altogether, coming on strong in the second half of the season to just miss out on the play-offs.
Rhodes was dropped from the Wednesday starting line-up for their 1-1 draw with Bristol City this weekend, and if reports are to be believed, he has much to ponder ahead of next term.