Blackburn Rovers recently agreed the sale of star striker Jordan Rhodes
Blackburn Rovers recently agreed the sale of star striker Jordan Rhodes to Championship outfit Middlesbrough.
The player is expected to complete the transfer for around £ 10 million and this decision has attracted intense criticism from the club supporters, who have blamed the owners for not willing to put money into the club. Since their arrival as the new owners of Blackburn, Indian firm Venky's has received widespread criticism for the naive dealing in a number of situations. Their decision to sellRhodes appears to have come after the striker expressed his desire to enjoy a new challenge.
The player has been one of the best in the Championship and he is also the most expensive in Blackburn’s squad. The club will struggle to compete for promotion without the presence of such a player.Rhodes has been in among the top scorers in the Championship over the last 24 months. Paul Lambert, however, has defended the owners by saying that they are professional people who want the best for the club. Lambert says that the funds received from the sale ofRhodes will only be reinvested in the squad. This will allow Blackburn not just to comply with the financial fair regulations but also improve other areas of the squad.
"You can't just keep blaming the owners for what's happened, because they've put in a helluva lot of money. Maybe other things operational didn't go right, but the owners have put a lot of money into it. I've met them, there are no issues at all. They're nice people who want to do well. That's the big thing, they want to do well. This club is probably a year behind everybody else. It's a great club, it just needs to kick on. If you can get it going, it will be wonderful,” said Lambert.