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Jordan Rhodes: Norwich City seal loan deal for Sheffield Wednesday striker

Jordan Rhodes has completed his move to Norwich City. Credit: PA

Norwich City have signed Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes on a season-long loan.

The Canaries and Wednesday have been negotiating all summer, and have now struck a deal that will see the 28-year-old spend next season at Carrow Road.

Scotland international Rhodes started his career at East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town, but was controversially sold to Huddersfield Town in 2009.

Rhodes started his career at Ipswich. Credit: PA

He went on to score 87 goals in 143 games at the John Smith's Stadium, before continuing to find the back of the net on a regular basis at Blackburn Rovers.

Big money moves to Middlesbrough and Wednesday then followed, but Rhodes struggled to find his best form at both clubs.

However, he will now he hoping to rediscover his goalscoring touch at Norwich where he will compete with Teemu Pukki, Dennis Srbeny and Nélson Oliveira for a starting berth.

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"The move took its time in the end but now that it’s finally happened, it’s a real pleasure to be here," Rhodes said.

“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.”

Rhodes was prolific for Blackburn. Credit: PA

Rhodes is Norwich's sixth signing of the summer, and Head Coach Daniel Farke says his experience at Championship level could prove pivotal.

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

“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.”

In League Two, MK Dons have signed Ryan Harley and Robbie Simpson from Exeter City, while Northampton Town have brought in former Wolves defender Hakeem Odoffin on a free transfer.

In League One, experienced Peterborough United defender Steven Taylor has joined New Zealand side Wellington Phoenix.

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