Jordan Rhodes completes move to Middlesbrough from Blackburn Rovers

Middlesbrough have announced the signing of Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

Rhodes has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at the Riverside Stadium.

The 25-year-old joined Blackburn from Huddersfield for £8 million in August 2012 and the fee is reported to surpass that figure at £9m.

Boro saw a bid for Rhodes rejected in the summer and the striker released a statement to ESPN FC to say he was unhappy with Rovers' decision.

Boro had announced on Sunday that the transfer had collapsed after they failed to agree personal terms, but the deal was resurrected on deadline day.

Rhodes scored 87 goals in 148 appearances over three years at Huddersfield and netted 28 times in his first season in the Championship with Blackburn.

He scored 85 goals in 169 appearances for Rovers, 11 of them coming this season.