Speaking to Football Insider, former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has tipped Swansea City defender Joe Rodon as ‘another option’ for manager Jose Mourinho who ‘fits the bill’ as the club submit their latest bid.
Rodon, who has been touted as one of the most promising young defenders outside the Premier League, emerged as a potential Spurs target on deadline day.
Spurs swoop for Rodon
Who would you have signed at centre-back for Spurs during the summer?
After a stellar transfer window which saw Tottenham land six first team signings to shore up weakened positions in the squad, Rodon now looks increasingly likely to be their seventh, judging by recent reports.
Football Insider claim that negotiations have commenced over a potential deal, but the Swans value him at around £15m or more, with Levy and co looking for a cheaper fee.
Breakdown from Bent
However, as talks begin, Bent claimed on Thursday the Welshman would be a ‘fantastic’ signing for the club and tipped Spurs to complete his acquisition before Friday’s transfer deadline.
“I think it would be a fantastic signing for Spurs. He has experience at international level as well. He has got a big future ahead of him,” explained the former Tottenham striker.
“Rodon is not going to come in and play week in and week out but it would be another option for Jose Mourinho the back.
“It would be great for him to develop under a manager like Jose Mourinho and around players like Alderweireld and Sanchez.
“They do need another recognised centre-half and he fits the bill.”
Transfer Tavern take
According to WhoScored, Rodon managed an impressive 5.4 clearances per match whilst winning 3.5 aerial duels on average in that time, while finding a teammate with 81.9% of his passes out from the back.
This, and the fact that Gareth Bale is reportedly a huge admirer according to Alasdair Gold, could point to a bargain signing waiting to happen, and he would cap off what has already been a stellar few months of business for Spurs.
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