Middlesbrough ace WILL complete move this summer to rival club

But a Boro spokesman has today reiterated that Rhodes’ permanent move to Hillsborough will go through this summer as laid out in the initial statement, scuppering any talk of a possible eleventh-hour U-turn.

Rhodes has taken centre stage following Sheffield Wednesday’s penalty shootout defeat to the Terriers after boss Carlos Carvalhal revealed the Scotland international opted against taking a spot-kick.

“(Rhodes) did not want to (take a penalty),”Carvalhal told BBC Radio Sheffield. “He said that he was not confident to take the penalty so that is why.

“The worst that a coach can do is force the player to take a penalty when he is not confident. That would be a huge mistake.”

Rhodes arrived at Boro from Blackburn in January 2016, and scored six goals in 24 appearances.

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