Speaking to Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur ‘insider‘ John Wenham, who regularly breaks club news on his Lilywhites Rose social media channels, has made an exit claim involving defender Joe Rodon.
The Lowdown: Spurs exits in January?
As manager Antonio Conte makes his player ‘evaluations’ ahead of the winter window, a few players have already been linked with a possible move away next month.
Journalist David Ornstein of The Athletic recently broke news that Tottenham are open to offers for midfielder Dele Alli whilst defender Matt Doherty could also be let go in January, according to reports.
The Latest: Wenham makes Rodon exit claim…
Speaking to FI, the Lilywhites source believes that Tottenham’s centre-back will ‘definitely’ leave north London in January – barring a serious injury to in-form defender Eric Dier.
“I think Rodon will definitely go in January,” he explained to the outlet.
“The only way he will stay is if Dier picks up a long-term injury. On the face of it, that would cement his place in the side.”
The Verdict: Right call?
Lauded as a ‘special player‘ by Wales Online correspondent Ian Mitchelmore, Rodon could still have a bright future at Spurs, and we believe the best course of action could be a loan spell away in the winter window.
The defender impressed in flashes last season and showcased real potential at times, and at 24-years-old, there is a case to be made that he will only improve over time.
According to WhoScored, over his eight Premier League starts last year, he even managed to make more interceptions per 90 on average (1.8) than any Spurs player in the top flight – showcasing his obvious quality.
As he is arguably wasted on the bench, a temporary spell away from N17 for Rodon could suit all parties.
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