Huddersfield Town boss Lee Clark believes that the reported £2million release clause in Jordan Rhodes’ contract would not even buy his socks.
The 21-year old striker is stirring plenty of interest after making his Scotland debut against Cyprus on Friday night just days before scoring the opener as the U21 team defeated Holland’s U21s on Monday.
Newcastle United have been credited with an interest in Rhodes and although Clark is aware that would come, he is not about to ship out one of the Terriers’ rising stars.
"It's inevitable, but there's absolutely nothing in it — £2m wouldn't even buy his socks,” Clark said.
"None of our players has a release clause and the owner has gone on record saying we won't be selling any of our rising stars in January. The board are as determined as I am to lead the club to promotion, and that means keeping our top players.
"Everyone here at the club is proud of Jordan and delighted at the success he's had on the international stage.
"With Jordan, everyone who knows him is aware of how level-headed he is. He's a smashing bloke who has been well brought up within a footballing family and knows how to deal with this type of situation.
"He'll keep his feet firmly on the ground and when he returns to training his mind will be 100 per cent focused on preparing for our next game against Notts County."