Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a transfer swoop for Swansea City defender Joe Rodon according to The Mirror.
The report claims that the Red Devils are plotting a £20m bid for the Welshman, on the advice of Wales boss Ryan Giggs, who has been impressed with his performances to date.
Rodon has been a regular for Steve Cooper’s side in the Championship this season, and has made 21 appearances in all competitions this term.
The Swans are well in contention to finish inside the top-six as well, with Cooper’s men currently sat 11th in the second tier standings, with nine games remaining of the season.
Rodon’s impressive showings evidently haven’t gone unnoticed, with it previously being reported by The Sun that Manchester City were also interested in landing his signature, although a move to Pep Guardiola’s side is yet to materialise.
We take a look at TWO pros and TWO cons to Manchester United eyeing a transfer swoop for Rodon heading towards the summer.
Pro: He’s a player in fine form.
Rodon has been hugely impressive with Steve Cooper’s side this season, and if he signed for Manchester United, he’d arrive at Old Trafford full of confidence.
If he could build on the recent showings for Swansea, then the Red Devils would have a player with a bright future ahead of him on their hands, that’s for sure.
Con: The cost of any potential deal.
The Mirror have claimed that Manchester United are preparing a bid of £20m for Rodon, which is a hefty amount for a Championship player.
He has been impressive for Swansea City this term, but you have to raise questions as to whether their money would be better spent elsewhere on a player with more experience in the Premier League.
Pro: He’s got age on his side.
Rodon is only 22, and is capped at senior level by the Wales national team, and Ryan Giggs has already spoken highly of the defender for the qualities he brings to his side.
The Welshman would be able to learn from experienced members of the Manchester United squad if he signed up at Old Trafford, and could develop into a fine player.
Con: Lack of Premier League experience.
Given his age, it’s unsurprising that he is yet to feature in the Premier League in his career to date.
Therefore, Rodon could be considered as a risky bit of business for the Red Devils, as it remains to be seen as to whether he’d be capable of performing to the required standard in the top-flight.
You have to feel as though there are better and more experienced options out there for Manchester United heading into the summer transfer window.