Tottenham submit £7million bid for Swansea City defender Joe Rodon… though Championship club rate young Welsh defender at £18million as Jose Mourinho targets seventh new signing
- Tottenham in talks with Swansea City for their young defender Joe Rodon
- Spurs have submitted a £7million bid for Rodon, who is rated at £18million
- Rodon helped Swansea reach the Championship play-offs semi-finals last term
- The centre-back would be Tottenham’s seventh new face of the transfer window
Tottenham are in talks Swansea City for defender Joe Rodon, who is valued by the Championship club at £18million.
However, the Premier League side have submitted a £7million bid for the 22-year-old defender and talks are ongoing between the two clubs.
The Wales international defender helped Steve Cooper’s side reach the Championship play-offs last season and would be Jose Mourinho’s seventh new face of the summer transfer window.
Tottenham have bid £7million for Swansea City defender Joe Rodon, who is rated at £18million
Rodon has played 49 times for Swansea since coming through the youth ranks in 2018
Rodon is expected to feature in Ryan Giggs’ squad in the upcoming international break and could play against his potential new team-mates on Thursday night when Wales take on England.
The centre-back is a product of the Swansea academy and broke into the first-team in 2018. He has since made 49 appearances in all competitions for the Swans, with all of them coming while Swansea were in the second tier.
He was called up to the senior Wales squad for the first time in 2018 though did not make his appearance until a year later – with his international bow coming in a Euro 2020 qualifier against Azerbaijian.
Rodon has been capped at senior level by Wales and could feature against England this week
Spurs boss Mourinho has been keen to add a new centre-back this window, with the north London side linked with Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar and John Stones of Manchester City.
Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez started Tottenham’s shocking 6-1 win away at Manchester United on Sunday, while Toby Aldeweireld and Japhet Tanganga are back-up options for Mourinho.
The Portuguese coach has already brought in defensive reinforcements in Matt Doherty from Wolves and Real Madrid’s Sergi Reguilon.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is looking for his seventh new face of the summer transfer window
Further up the field, Spurs have brought in ex-Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius on loan and Madrid winger Gareth Bale in a sensational return for the Wales winger.
Mourinho has also signed free agent Joe Hart as a back-up goalkeeper to Hugo Lloris.