Jordan Rhodes is set to complete an £8 million move from Huddersfield to Blackburn today that will break the record transfer fee received by Town.
The club accepted Blackburn Rover's fourth bid of the transfer window on Wednesday afternoon, allowing Rhodes to discuss personal terms with the Lancashire club.
The fee is significantly higher than their current record received transfer fee, the £2.75million they received from Ipswich for Marcus Stewart in 2000.
Rhodes joined Huddersfield in 2009 from Ipswich and now has a reputation as one of the most prolific strikers in the Football League, scoring 87 goals in 148 appearances.
Manager Simon Grayson held a press conference at lunctime and explained that the targets and direction of the Club hasn’t changed.
"Obviously everyone at the Club is disappointed to see Jordan leave, but this happens all the time in football no matter the Club or league you are in. You cannot realistically keep players at a Club against their will and Jordan made it clear to us that he wanted to talk to Blackburn Rovers, but as we have said all along a transfer would only happen on our terms and this is exactly the case."
– Simon Grayson, Huddersfield Town manager
"You cannot realistically keep players at a Club against their will and Jordan made it clear to us that he wanted to talk to Blackburn Rovers"
He went on to thank Jordan for all he's done for the Club.
"He’s been an absolute joy to work with every day; he’s always looking to improve and all the speculation surrounding him this year has not affected his professionalism for a second. He has achieved some unbelievable things here and played a massive part as Huddersfield Town has moved forward.
“It’s a shame he won’t be part of the next stage of our Championship journey but that’s life and we move on quickly in football. We have been planning behind the scenes for the eventuality that Jordan would leave for a long time now, even though we hoped it wouldn’t happen, and we know our options.
Grayson concluded by saying that he has developed a good squad of players, and that there is no lack of ambition at the Club.