Speaking to Football Insider, ex-Tottenham defender Alan Hutton has tipped Joe Rodon to sign for Spurs.
After completing six summer signings, chairman Daniel Levy also wanted a new centre-back, with Milan Skriniar and Antonio Rudiger previously linked.
However, after negotiations for the duo fell flat (Fabrizio Romano), the Swansea defender emerged as a new target.
Indeed, writing on Twitter, he claimed there is ‘interest’ but that Tottenham are yet to firm up on their offer.
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Considered as one for the future, Swansea will reportedly demand around £18 to 20 million for Rodon’s signature.
Even though this price is arguably high for Levy, ex-Spurs defender Hutton has tipped his old club to make a surprise move.
The EFL bonus window shuts in just under 10 days, with the club running out of time to complete a deal as the deadline looms.
The ex-Scotland international has heard Spurs are ‘still looking’ at the player described as a ‘fantastic‘ defender by Swans boss Steve Cooper, and went on to claim that he is ‘still an option’ for Levy and co.
“I think the ones they were looking at [Skriniar and Rudiger] would have been very good to come in and really strengthen them and kick them on even further. They’ve had a fantastic start and they only want to add to that,” explained Hutton to Football Insider.
“They’re still looking at the boy from Swansea (Joe Rodon, 22) I’m sure they were saying and from all accounts, he’s a decent player, so that’s still an option.
“Probably a little bit annoyed he couldn’t get a couple of their transfer targets over the line but still a very good transfer window.”
Even though Skriniar and Rudiger were prime targets, according to reports, the centre-back could be a viable alternative.
Standing at a lofty 6ft 4, the Welsh powerhouse has plenty of admirers, including Spurs icon Gareth Bale.
Indeed, Bale is reportedly a ‘big fan‘ according to Gold, as is fellow Tottenham compatriot Ben Davies.
Whether or not Spurs make a move for Rodon remains to be seen, but he could be a great addition if Levy can find a way to either meet, or reduce, his lofty asking price.
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