Manchester City are monitoring Swansea City’s Joe Rodon, reports the Daily Mail.
Rodon, 22, is enjoying his second season in the Swansea first-team.
An academy graduate, plenty at the club have high-hopes for the Welshman, who’s recently returned to the side after a spell on the sidelines.
He started in the heart of the Swansea defence against Preston on Saturday – the first time he’d started a league fixture for Steve Cooper’s side since October.
At 6’4, Rodon is a real presence at the back. He’s commanding, strong in the air and effective with the ball at his feet too – he’d be a real asset to City and a player that’d suit Pep Guardiola’s style of defending.
The Premier League champions are said to be in for two centre-backs in the summer.
They lost Vincent Kompany in the summer and failed to replace him, and have been dealing with the likes of Nicolas Otamendi at centre-back all season, and Aymeric Laporte being in and out of the physio’s room.
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Rodon though would be a fine asset to any Premier League side. He’s a real prospect and a defender who plays with experience far greater than his age – he’s all the aspects of a young Kompany, and fans at the Etihad would love to see a new leader emerge.
He won’t come cheap. Swansea know how good he is and will hold out for the best possible deal. Although he’s a boyhood Swansea fan and academy graduate, Rodon will no doubt jump at the chance to sign for City.
The Premier League is where he belongs and with Swansea looking like they might just miss out on the top-six this season, Rodon could well be packing his bag for England in the summer.