Tottenham’s failure to bring in a centre-back before the international deadline earlier this month means they are restricted to the domestic market, with Swansea’s Joe Rodon emerging as a target.
The two clubs have been in contact for the past week, although they were way apart on their valuation of the player. Initially, the BBC stated that Spurs wanted to pay £7m for Rodon, whereas the Swans were demanding around £18m.
So, clearly a compromise would have to be reached and it appears that discussions have been ongoing as they look to finalise an agreement.
Several different proposals have been rumoured, including the prospect of Cameron Carter-Vickers heading to the Welsh club and it has also been suggested that Rodon will return to Swansea for the rest of the season on loan.
That could be the way forward as with the Europa League squad registration having already passed, Rodon’s opportunities in the coming months under Jose Mourinho may be limited.
Either way, it seems apparent that a deal will be agreed in the coming days, with The Athletic revealing that there is an ‘expectation’ that this transfer will happen before 5pm on Friday.
One key aspect will be Swansea securing replacements for the player if he isn’t loaned back and the same report claims that they are targeting two centre-backs – one of which looks set to be Joel Latibeaudiere from Manchester City.
Ultimately, it seems inevitable that this will go down to the final day of the window but you can expect to see Rodon in a Spurs shirt by next week and he may even make the bench for Sunday’s London derby with West Ham.