Date: 1st February 2016 at 8:21am
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It looks as though Jordan Rhodes will be staying with Blackburn Rovers after all with it revealed he couldn’t agree personal terms with Middlesbrough so that deal is dead!!

The Official Blackburn Rovers Website released this statement, which read: “Blackburn Rovers can confirm that Jordan Rhodes has failed to agree personal terms with Middlesbrough.

“The striker travelled to Teesside yesterday to undergo a medical and for discussions over a potential move, but has now returned to Rovers.

Paul Lambert saying this was the third transfer window in a row Rhodes had wanted to leave Ewood Park (we knew of the summer one, however, he must have wanted to leave last January too?? Always speculated but never mentioned by him personally) isn’t going to do the striker too many favours among the supporters: “After a fee was agreed between the two clubs, Jordan asked to go and speak to Middlesbrough.

“This is the third window now where he has wanted to go and we felt it was right to give him that opportunity.

The best thing for Rhodes to now do is let his actions on the pitch do the talking, all of which assumes this deal can’t be revived or he doesn’t go somewhere else today?? However, with him understood to be on anything around thirty five thousand a week plus (up to as much as fifty thousand) money must motivate him more if he wouldn’t take the cut needed to join SkyBet Championship title contenders Middlesbrough!!

Lambert also said: “After securing a good deal for the club, which would have enabled me to rebuild the squad, we allowed him to leave the team hotel on Friday night, but it appears that he could not agree personal terms with Middlesbrough.

“We had a terrific victory yesterday over Oxford United in the FA Cup, with some great performances by the players who came in, and we`ll continue to try and do that.

I’m personally happy Rhodes hasn’t gone (not for a fee for as little as £9million up to a maximum of £11million) as we could’ve previously got a lot more for him, however, with him now clearly wanting to leave Rovers how motivated will he be?? He’ll need to do a little more than just knuckle down and get my work head back on at Blackburn (as he said he would) he’ll need to get back to his goalscoring best then he’ll move in the summer I’d imagine!!

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