Former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton has backed Jose Mourinho to complete the signing of Joe Rodon from Swansea City before the deadline to finish off a brilliant transfer window for the club.
Spurs, who are competing in four competitions this season, have had a very productive summer with the likes of Sergio Reguilón, Carlos Vinicius and Gareth Bale among those to join the North London outfit.
However, Mourinho still wants a centre-back, and after moves for Antonio Rudiger and Milan Skriniar failed to materialise, Spurs turned their attentions to Rodon and could secure the Welsh international for around £18m.
If that happens, Hutton told Football Insider it would cap off what has been a fine window for his former club and he believes the Rodon deal could be done before the domestic deadline passes.
“I think they’ve had a fantastic window, that was probably the icing on the cake, to bring in another centre-half. 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.”
There won’t be many who disagree with Hutton’s assessment of Spurs’ window as they have made some real statement signings and have built a fantastic squad.
As the ex-Scotland international states, another defender would be the ideal way to finish the window and it’s a move that would surely appeal to the 22-year-old. Importantly, he’s sure to get games this season as well due to the hectic fixture list Spurs have.
But, Swansea must hold out for a big fee and Steve Cooper needs to be given the funds to reinvest if it does go through as a replacement will be required.
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