Plenty of West Ham fans have been reacting to the club’s reported interest in Swansea defender Joe Rodon.
Football journalist Pete O’Rourke tweeted (via @SportsPeteO) that the Hammers are preparing a bid for the 22-year-old, with Football Insider reporting that the Irons could offer £15m for his services.
— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) September 28, 2020
With less than a week remaining in the transfer window, West Ham are still on the lookout for centre-back reinforcements, having ended their interest in Burnley’s James Tarkowski after three failed bids.
Rodon, who has been capped four times by Wales, has amassed 53 appearances for Swansea and has impressed in the early weeks of the season, winning 5.3 headers per game for the Championship outfit. By way of comparison, midfielder Tomas Soucek is the only player in David Moyes’ squad to have won more than three aerial duels per game so far this term (as per WhoScored).
Would Joe Rodon be a good signing for West Ham?
These West Ham fans on Twitter believe that the 22-year-old would be an ideal signing in what has so far been a worryingly quiet transfer window for the Londoners:
Very decent if this happens https://t.co/qgznn4qozW
— Stef (@StefGoodridge) September 28, 2020
My top cb target, very pleased https://t.co/fL4AexXeKD
— Ben (@ben_personal) September 28, 2020
I’d like to see this signing, fingers crossed!
— Niall Stalish ⚒️ (@stalishandy) September 28, 2020
— ɯ (@morgan_seatter) September 28, 2020
However, some Irons supporters have their reservations about a potential move for Rodon, who has been blighted by a couple of lengthy injuries in his career:
Gotta love a dodgy injury record https://t.co/Q57pWlmakS
— Dan (@DanJames9121) September 28, 2020
Hardly plays. Pointless signing. We don’t need another injury prone player
— tdCOYI⚒️ (@td67coyi) September 28, 2020
Two serious injuries last season, of course we are after him 🤣⚒
— Damien Murphy (@Damo_84) September 28, 2020
If he is injury prone you know what happens when thise players sugn for West Ham! Simon Webster, Paulo Futre, Jack Wilshire! He will be out for sure!
— Paulinho (@Paulinh22836565) September 28, 2020
West Ham fans, should the club pay £15m for Rodon to shore up their defence or is his injury record a concern? Join in the discussion by commenting below!
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