Their attention has now turned to Rodon who Swansea value at £18 million, according to Sky Sports, and have until next Friday when the domestic window closes to complete a deal .
Ben Davies Backs Joe Rodon to Thrive at Tottenham Hotspur
Although Spurs had an excellent transfer window, the north London side never got round to granting Jose Mourinho’s wishes of signing another centre half. The domestic-only window, which shuts on October 16, has given Spurs a lifeline in their search for a defender. Spurs’ interest in the Swansea starlet has continued to build momentum.
Rodon’s compatriot Ben Davies has given the seal of approval for Spurs to push for a deal. Davies, who moved from Swansea to Spurs himself, says he’d be pleased to see the youngster in the Premier League.
“He’s a very good player”, Davies told Sky Sports via Football Daily. “Ever since he came into the [international] camp he’s shown how strong he is, how able he is to compete at the top level.
“In some of the games, against Croatia for example, there are some of the very best attacking players in world football and it looked quite easy for him.
“He came in made it look like he’d been there for a long, long time. If we were to get him at Spurs I’d be delighted. I think he’d be a credit to the club.”
Rodon initially broke into the Swansea side two seasons ago as a 20-year-old, notching 52 appearances in the Championship since. At 21-years-old, Rodon earned his first cap for Wales, starting in defence in a EURO 2020 Qualifier against Azerbaijan.
Should the Welshman make the move to north London, he will face stiff competition to break into the Spurs side. Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez have recently formed a partnership that Jose Mourinho can depend on. Toby Alderweireld continues to remain another option for Spurs, while Japhet Tanganga offers a presence across the back line.
Rodon can be that man should Spurs and Swansea be able to negotiate the difference in valuation. The youngster’s lack of top flight experience means the move can appear risky. But at a reasonable price, it could be a risk Spurs may be willing to take.
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