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Nottingham Forest: Journalist delivers Joe Rodon transfer verdict

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Reliable journalist Pete O’Rourke has backed Nottingham Forest to reach an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur over the transfer of Joe Rodon this summer.

The Lowdown: Rodon out of favour

After the Reds successfully secured promotion to the Premier League following their 1-0 play-off victory against Huddersfield Town last month, Steve Cooper will now be looking for some new reinforcements to strengthen his squad as he prepares for life in the top flight.

This summer hasn’t exactly gotten off to the best of starts though, with moves for Connor Goldson and Djed Spence seemingly off.

The 24-year-old Rodon meanwhile has fallen down the pecking order under Antonio Conte at Spurs, having only made three league appearances this season, something which has seen him now being linked with a move away from N17.

The Latest: O’Rourke’s transfer claim

Speaking to Football League World, O’Rourke hinted that Rodon’s existing relationship with the Forest boss could benefit the club when it comes to arranging a deal. He said:

“Steve Cooper knows all about him from his time at Swansea as well.

“So there’s links there and if Forest were to get him, I’m sure they would get a young hungry Joe Rodon who will be determined to be playing regularly next season ahead of the winter’s World Cup in Qatar with Wales.

“So yeah, it could be a go with this one. Could be a move to suit all parties.”

The Verdict: Chance of a fresh start

It’s been a disappointing season for Rodon at Tottenham, but making the move to Forest would give him the perfect opportunity to revive his club career, where he would likely be part of the starting XI each week.

It’s important for the 6 foot 4 colossus to be getting regular game time as he looks set to be heavily involved in Wales’ squad for the forthcoming World Cup later this year – his form on the international stage has been praised by Gareth Bale, while Ashley Williams even tipped him to become Wales captain one day (Ian Mitchelmore).

The centre-back’s connection to Cooper could also prove to be a big deciding factor when it comes down to choosing where his next destination will be, and impressive form for Cooper at the Stadium suggests he could re-capture that level at Forest.

In other news… Forest have been dealt a huge blow in their quest to complete the permanent signing of Djed Spence.

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