Tottenham Hotspur defender Joe Rodon will imminently join Ligue 1 side Rennes on loan, according to reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Lowdown: Rodon’s lack of minutes
As a result, a number of rumours linking Rodon with an exit emerged in January, but any potential move failed to materialise, keeping him at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the remainder of the season.
The Latest: Romano’s news
Romano has shared the latest update on Rodon’s future at Tottenham, revealing that an agreement has been made allowing the Welshman to leave the club on loan.
Taking to Twitter, the reliable journalist claimed:
“Full agreement completed, Joe Rodon will join Rennes. Deal in place with Tottenham on loan with option to buy clause worth €20m, as revealed yesterday – just waiting to sign paperworks.
“All parties working on final details. Rodon follows Theate as new Rennes player.”
The Verdict: Hasn’t worked out
Having joined the club from Swansea in a deal worth £11m, the defender has not hit the heights expected of him upon his N17 arrival.
During his reign as Spurs manager, Jose Mourinho was very complimentary of the 24-year-old, having claimed: “He’s perfect, works very hard, young guy, wants to learn, very enthusiastic.”
Following the loan arrival of Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet at Hotspur Way though, Rodon has fallen even further down Conte’s pecking order.
Therefore, to re-establish his career at the top level ahead of the World Cup later this year, a move away from Tottenham appears to be the best option for the Wales international.
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