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Scotland striker to make Deadline Day move to Nottingham Forest?

| 31.08.2016

Oliver Burke’s £13m departure from Nottingham Forest made the new RB Leipzig man the most expensive Scot in football history – but it seems another highly-prized Scotland man could be heading to the City Ground, in the shape of prolific striker Jordan Rhodes.

The 26-year-old has found himself out of favour since his January move to Middlesbrough, and hasn’t played a single minute of football since the start of this season.

And Forest, who were one of the Championship’s lowest-scoring sides last year with just 43 goals (0.93 goals per game), are believed to have stolen a march in the race to snap up the reliable hitman, who bagged 17 goals last season and chipped in with a handful of assists.

With Forest striker Jamie Paterson having now exited to Bristol City, odds of Rhodes heading to the City Ground have been dramatically slashed from 33/1 to 7/1, and could well continue to tumble as Deadline Day continues.

The former Huddersfield Town man is currently valued at £8.5m by Transfermarkt.co.uk, meaning the East Midlands giants would surely have to smash their previous record transfer fee of £5.89m paid for Britt Assombalonga from Peterborough in 2014.

However, the money freed up from Burke’s exit means Philippe Montanier could well part with the necessary fee to secure a dramatic Deadline Day deal for the Scotland international.

Forest are next in action against Aston Villa, with 7/2 for Montanier’s men to win at Villa Park for the first time since 1994.

But will there be a new star striker on the field for the visitors?

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.