Swansea City favourite Alan Curtis believes that the club should have received more money for Joe Rodon after he moved to Tottenham.
After a lengthy saga, the centre-back completed a deadline day move to Spurs for a fee that is an initial £11m, although it could rise to £15m.
And, whilst Curtis, who played, managed and had various other roles with the club over the years, is delighted for Rodon, he made it clear that the board should have commanded a bigger fee for the Welsh international when speaking to the BBC.
“He’s certainly worth a lot more money than that. He deserves that opportunity to go and play in the Premier League at such an iconic club like Tottenham.
“But it’s obviously a blow when you lose a local player and it’s a little stab to the heart in many ways. Maybe the blow would have been softened a little bit if we could have eeked out a little more money for him.”
The Swans brought in Ryan Bennett from Wolves to replace the 22-year-old and he made his debut in the 1-1 draw at Coventry last night.
Curtis’ views reflect what many Swansea fans feel and it’s hard to disagree with what he’s said.
In today’s market, Spurs have picked up a bargain because it’s difficult to find a young, ball-playing centre-back for an initial outlay of just £11m.
When Swansea supporters see other Championship players go for twice, or even three times that amount, they are right to be upset and the board are rightly receiving criticism for this decision.
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