Newcastle in £2m fight for striker Rhodes
Published 22:30 14/11/11 By Football Spy
Alan Pardew is ready for a £2million scrap with Celtic for Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes.
Newcastle boss Pardew will battle the Glasgow giants to sign the Scotland international when the transfer window opens in January.
Rhodes has a £2m escape-clause in his contract at his League One club, and Pardew is prepared to stump up the cash and steal a march on Celtic counterpart Neil Lennon.
Pardew is keen to recruit young talent and has identified Rhodes as a top target.
The 21-year-old has scored 58 goals in under two years, and made his Scotland debut, since joining the Terriers from Ipswich for around £500,000.