Leeds United could battle Newcastle United in the race to sign Tottenham defender Joe Rodon in January, The Telegraph report.
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The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath shared a transfer notebook online, with Rodon one of the players he provided an update on.
He suggested that Newcastle were leading the race to sign Rodon on loan in January before adding that Leeds are also in the race and are monitoring the situation – possibly meaning they are keen on his services.
Spurs are likely to give the green light to a temporary exit, and it is accepted it will benefit the defender to be playing regularly.
The Verdict: Needed?
That’s because the Whites have just four senior midfielders on the books at this moment in time, two of which are injured in Kalvin Phillips and Jamie Shackleton.
Orta is after a defensive and attacking midfielder in January, and should he get those early, then perhaps the club could look at loan deals in other areas, but before then, their focus should be solely on bolstering the middle of the pitch with Phillips out for two months.
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