The lowdown: High hopes
After beating strong competition from multiple suitors, Tottenham signed Rodon from Swansea for an initial £11million in August 2020 (Sky Sports).
However, things haven’t exactly gone to plan for the 24-year-old in north London and the Wales international has made only 24 appearances for the Lilywhites so far, completing 90 minutes on just 13 occasions.
Now, amidst links with a loan switch to French Ligue 1 side Rennes, one well-informed onlooker has provided an update on Rodon’s situation…
The latest: ‘Doesn’t seem to fit’
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Jones – who works as a journalist for Eurosport – claimed that there is no immediate future for the 27-cap Welshman at N17, suggesting that a London rival could also be interested in acquiring his services.
He said: “He’s exactly the sort of player that Fulham need to sign. They have looked at Issa Diop, Eric Bailly, but have struggled with fees, but Rodon seems to be a bit of a different situation to those two because he doesn’t seem to fit into Tottenham’s plans.
“Fulham definitely like him, so it wouldn’t surprise me at all.”
The verdict: Loan needed
Where exactly Rodon goes in this window remains up in the air for now, but one thing that is for sure is that the 6 foot 3 centre-back needs to be playing regular football once again.
Having arrived at Spurs with 54 senior outings already under his belt, Rodon’s development has somewhat stagnated since arriving in the Premier League. He has been called ‘colossal‘ by the Welsh media for his international performances and will expect to be playing enough to cement a starting place at the World Cup.
Following the loan signing of Clement Lenglet, there appears to be no place in Conte’s starting XI for the £7.2million valued ace – who was described as a ‘solid player’ by the Italian coach last season – in the immediate future and as such, a temporary move appears to be the most logical solution for all parties.
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