Tottenham Hotspur have been told that they can ‘secure’ a permanent exit for Wales international Joe Rodon, on one condition.
The Lowdown: Revolving door…
The Antonio Conte era at Spurs has seen many players come through the revolving Hotspur Way door, with transfer chief Fabio Paratici completing 10 major signings in 2022 alone.
Spurs sealed moves for Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski in a double deal from Juventus in January, with multiple summer arrivals coming in afterwards. Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet, Djed Spence, Destiny Udogie followed the duo to N17, with Paratici also completing a permanent move for loanee Cristian Romero.
The club also agreed a plethora of outgoings, either on loan or permanently, with the most high-profile of those arguably being Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, Steven Bergwijn, Giovani Lo Celso, Sergio Reguilon and Rodon.
The Latest: Spurs told they can ‘secure’ permanent Rodon exit…
In terms of the latter, Spurs have been told that they can ‘secure’ a permanent exit for the Wales defender – one one condition.
Lilywhites pundit John Wenham has told Football Insider that a decent World Cup campaign for Rodon could generate enough interest for either Rennes or any interested club to snap him up altogether.
He explained: “Joe Rodon is still playing for Rennes. We know it was a bit tough for him at the start but it looks like he has managed to get a place in that team now.
“It’s the same with the other loan players, we just have to keep hoping that he keeps impressing.
“The World Cup will be big for him too. If he can go there with Wales and make an impression on the world stage then that could go some way to securing him a permanent exit.
“Whether it is Rennes or someone else, if he really impresses in Qatar then that could pretty much secure his permanent exit and I think that’s what all parties want at this stage.”
The Verdict: Right move?
If the 25-year-old does turn heads at the World Cup in Qatar, you could argue that Conte may want to consider keeping hold of Rodon.
Still young and having been praised for his performances in a Spurs shirt occasionally, the north Londoners arguably shouldn’t be too hasty in offloading the former Swansea City gem.
Indeed, there is an argument to be made that he could improve Tottenham’s defence if he returns to N17, having made more clearances and won more aerial duels per game than anyone in Conte’s current squad.
Rodon still has time to transform into an elite level centre-back, and the player’s confidence could soar if he is to enjoy a stellar World Cup campaign.
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