Rhodes set for £8m switch to Blackburn

Jordan Rhodes
Hotshot striker Jordan Rhodes caught the eye after scoring 40 goals in all competitions last year. Photo: PA

Jordan Rhodes is set to complete a move from Huddersfield to Blackburn today that will break the record transfer fee received by Town.

The Terriers accepted Rovers' fourth bid of the transfer window on Wednesday afternoon, allowing Rhodes to discuss personal terms with the Lancashire club.

Although the fee has not yet been disclosed, the club said it 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 from Ipswich in July 2009 and now has a reputation as one of the most prolific strikers in the Football League, scoring 87 goals in 148 appearances for the Terriers.

After eight goals in as many games for the Scotland Under-21 squad, he has now earned his first two caps for Scotland's senior squad.

Blackburn manager Steve Kean has expressed his delight as Rhodes edges closer to a move to Ewood Park.

The Scottish international, who passed a medical earlier today, has reportedly agreed a five-year deal bringing an end to a three-year stay in West Yorkshire.

"It's all going well and we're nearly there," Kean told Sky Sports. "It's been really hard to get done but we're nearly there.

"Anybody who has seen Jordan play knows he can score a number of goals. And to be fair, the signings we've already made so far show where we want to go and how we want to play.

"Jordan has seen those players, he's seen what we're trying to do here and he wants to be a part of that."