According to recent reports, it seems that Nottingham Forest are interested in the services of another striker. One name that has been linked with a potential move to the City Ground is Jordan Rhodes. While the Scotsman’s form has stagnated in recent times, he could be an intriguing option for Aitor Karanka.
As the Sheffield Telegraph reports, Jordan Rhodes has been regularly linked with a move to the City Ground, and while the 28-year-old failed to hit fulfil expectation during his time with Karanka at Middlesbrough, the forward could prove to be an exciting option for Forest.
While Forest currently flaunt several attacking players in their squad, their attack was comparatively underwhelming last season, and the presence of another forward could reinvigorate the Reds’ frontline.
However, it must be emphasised that Jordan Rhodes is a difficult player to anticipate. At the height of his form, the forward illustrated his abilities as one of the most clinical, and proficient strikers in the Football League.
Nonetheless, he has failed to attain similar form in recent times; he has struggled to make a meaningful impression at both Boro and Sheffield Wednesday. In 24 appearances for Middlesbrough, the forward amassed an underwhelming total of six goals. Similarly, at Wednesday he has only achieved eight goals in 51 games.
However, at the age of 28, there is still sufficient time for Rhodes to resurrect his best form. He achieved a staggering total of 87 goals in 148 games for Huddersfield Town. Furthermore, he prolonged his fine form while at Blackburn Rovers, where he scored 85 goals in 169 games. At both clubs, he flaunted a ratio of more than one goal every two games.
At the peak of his powers, Rhodes is an exceedingly talented striker; he can cause problems for any defender. If Forest are confident in their ability to nurture his self-belief, then they the Scotsman could be a useful option for the Reds.
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