Swansea City defender Joe Rodon has previously been attracting interest from Premier League side West Ham United according to Football Insider.
Rodon caught the eye with a number of impressive performances for the Swans last season, as they finished sixth in the Championship table.
They have started this year’s campaign brightly as well, with Rodon and his Swansea team-mates currently sat third in the second-tier standings after their opening three matches.
Speaking in a recent interview (quotes sourced from Wales Online), Swansea boss Steve Cooper admitted that speculation linking Rodon with a move elsewhere hasn’t affected him, which will be pleasing to hear for the Swans supporters.
“I don’t need to worry about that because I think that anything that has been mentioned is speculation, along with loads of other players that is nowhere near being the truth.
“I don’t think it affects anybody, especially not him. It’s not impossible that any player can go. Joe is a good young player and I am sure there will be and has been people looking at him.”
Cooper went on to reveal that there hasn’t been any tip-offs in terms of a potential deal for Rodon to head to West Ham, although it remains to be seen as to whether they’ll make a formal bid for the Welshman.
“But I can only go off official information from the club and that is that there is nothing.
“You do tend to get a tip-off, through maybe agents or even people at interested clubs, that something might happen, but there hasn’t been anything for anybody.”
Swansea are set to return to action this weekend, when they take on Millwall, in what could potentially be a tricky test for Steve Cooper’s side.
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He’s destined to play in the Premier League.
Rodon has been brilliant for Swansea in the last couple of seasons, and he’s certainly a player that is heading in the right direction.
I’m not surprised to hear that a club like West Ham are interested in landing his signature, and I think he’d be more than capable of forcing his way into their starting XI if he signed for the club.
It’ll be interesting to see whether the Hammers submit a formal offer for his services before Deadline Day on Monday.