Speaking to Football Insider, former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has had his say over Daniel Levy’s alleged attempt to include a ‘sweetener’ in any late deal for Swansea City defender Joe Rodon, claiming it would be a ‘very, very good’ move.
Should Spurs swap Carter-Vickers for Rodon?
Yes. great way forward
No, just pay the £15 million
Rodon, who emerged as a late deadline day target for Tottenham on October 5, with Sky Sports reporting that a deal was apparently close, is currently at the centre of talks as Swansea and Spurs continue to lock horns over a fee.
Rodon eyed by Spurs
The 22-year-old has been a mainstay in the Championship over the last two seasons, starting 43 matches in the division since 2019, and Alasdair Gold believes Spurs see him as a star defender for the future.
In a last-gasp attempt to secure a deal for Rodon, Tottenham chairman Levy is now trying to lower Swansea’s £15m valuation to around £10m, but Football Insider suggested there could be another route to compromise.
Breakdown from Bent
Indeed, a swap deal has been suggested, with Bent claiming that while including a ‘sweetener in the deal’ could be ‘really, really good’, one potential hiccup may be finding a Spurs player willing to drop down a division.
“I think that’s going to be the hard thing, it’s all well and good offering these pieces to Swansea as kind of a sweetener in the deal but you’ve got to find players who are willing to drop into the Championship and give up their Premier League credentials,” explained the former England striker.
“That’s going to be the stumbling block but if they can get it over the line and find pieces that are willing to do that, that would be really, really good.”
Transfer Tavern take
A player swap deal plus a fee could be the way forward, given Levy’s wishes to trim Tottenham’s wage bill regardless, and USA international Cameron Carter-Vickers may well be a prime candidate.
Spurs have the chance to kill two birds with one stone by offloading Carter-Vickers in a swap deal for one of the most promising defenders in Britain, but it remains to be seen whether Levy goes down this route.
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