Tottenham and Swansea City have reportedly agreed a transfer fee for defender Joe Rodon but now face a race against time to complete a deal before the deadline.
EFL clubs have until 5pm to complete their transfer dealings with other English teams, though if they submit a deal sheet in time then they have slightly more time to work out all the details.
It seems as though Spurs’ pursuit of Rodon is set to go right to the wire as, according to The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath, the two clubs have agreed a fee but now face a race against time to get the deal done ahead of the 5pm deadline.
The Premier League club have ramped up their efforts to land the Wales international over the last week or so but this morning it was reported that their valuation remained £5 million short of the £15 million Swansea wanted for the player.
The 22-year-old is a key man for the Swans and when fit, has been a mainstay in the starting XI since establishing himself in the 2018/19 campaign.
Previous reports had indicated that they were lining up Wolves defender Ryan Bennett as a replacement for Rodon should Spurs get their man.
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It’s not deadline day without late drama and it appears we’re getting just that from Spurs’ pursuit of Rodon.
The two clubs finally seem to have agreed a fee but it remains to be seen whether the deal can be completed in time.
Losing the central defender is a real blow for the Swans, particularly if they’re not able to bring in a replacement.