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LENNY LINKED WITH LONG-TIME TARGET

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LONG-TIME admirer Neil Lennon may make a loan move for Scotland international striker Jordan Rhodes.

The Celtic boss, during his first stint at Parkhead, scouted the prolific frontman during his emerging days at Huddersfield Town before his £8million switch to Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 2012.

There was no way the champions would have splashed that sort of cash at the time, but the player could now get the chance to play for his boyhood favourites, according to a report in the Scottish Sun on Sunday.

Rhodes, who is now at Sheffield Wednesday after a £10million move in 2017 from Middlesbrough who paid £9million to lure him from Ewood Park.

Lennon has already admitted the club have Slovan Bratislava hitman Andraz Sporar on their radar, as reported in CQN, and Union Berlin’s Sebastian Andersson is another forward who has been linked with the Hoops with a possible shift to Scotland’s title kings in next month’s transfer window.

The Irishman acknowledged he needs back-up for Odsonne Edouard with his deputies Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Issouf Bayo failing to contribute goals – four between them so far – in this campaign.

Rhodes, 29, is unsure of his future at the Yorkshire club, despite scoring a hat-trick at Nottingham Forest following a long spell in the shadows.

Wigan are also thought to be keen, but the club, currently anchored at the foot of the Championship, could struggle to pay his reported £35,000-per-week wages.

He won the last of his 14 international caps in a friendly against Canada in March 2017.

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