Blackburn manager Gary Boyd has dismissed solutions that the club has received an offer for star striker Jordan Rhodes.
The club has been holding their hands about the future of the star striker. Rhodes has been linked heavily with a move to Middlesbrough, who just narrowly missed out on a promotion spot to the Premier League. Still just 25 years old, the Scottish international is at the prime of his career and will fetch significantly more than the £ 8 million at Blackburn paid for him a few years ago. After all, Rhodes has been the main goal scorer for Blackburn in the last couple of years.
Bowyer says that the club are quite relaxed about the situation because they know that a player like Rhodes will always attract attention. Last season, the striker came up with 21 goals in the league. It has taken his Blackburn career tally to 79. While Blackburn may see any offer from a Premier League club difficult to resist, the idea of being able to prevent Rhodes joining a Championship club may be seen as a possibility. It, however, depends upon Blackburn’s ability to challenge at least for a play-off place. Middlesbrough are one of the favourites to get promotion next season.
“I think it is pure speculation.We’ve not had anything in terms of contact. He’s still on his way back. He won’t feature in the game and we’re monitoring his situation.You can’t do anything about it. When there are good players available clubs will be interested and we are no different.We have got some good players here.We just have to try and manage it with the situation we are in obviously with Financial Fair Play,” said the manager. Blackburn start the new season with a home game against Wolves.