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Tottenham Hotspur: Joe Rodon personal terms a ‘formality’, claims David Ornstein

Tottenham Hotspur: Joe Rodon personal terms a ‘formality’, claims David Ornstein - Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Rumours

Writing on Twitter, The Athletic journalist and transfer correspondent David Ornstein has provided an update on Tottenham’s pursuit of Swansea City defender Joe Rodon. 

Will Spurs land Rodon before 5pm?

Yes, Don Levy

Yes, Don Levy

No

No

Rodon, who emerged as a key target for Spurs on deadline day in the international transfer window, with Sky reporting that a deal was ‘close’, is now at the centre of negotiations as both the Lilywhites and the Swans attempt to agree a last-minute fee.

Ornstein’s Rodon revelation

As reported by Ornstein, Swansea are holding out for £15m, a climbdown from the previously-touted figure of £18m, although Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is still only willing to fork out around £10m.

Given Spurs managed to secure deals for Sergio Reguilon and Matt Doherty in the summer market for relatively modest price tags, as both are established defenders on the biggest stages in football, Levy is unlikely to pay over the odds for a Championship ‘one to watch for the future’ (Alasdair Gold).

As a result, Tottenham are now attempting a last-minute deadline day bid to lower his price tag, but while the fee is still yet to be agreed, Ornstein claims that personal terms could at least ‘be a formality‘.

Transfer Tavern take

Lauded as a would-be ‘fantastic signing for Spurs‘ by their former goalkeeper Paul Robinson, the news that personal terms could be swiftly agreed may spark hope for a very late move for Rodon..

As the two clubs are locked over the negotiating table, all that remains is settling on a compromised fee – and given Spurs’ noteworthy deals over the summer, you can hardly rule it out.

Spurs fans, how eager are you to see Rodon join on deadline day? Have your say in the comments section below…


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