Tottenham are keen on signing a centre-back to boost Jose Mourinho’s squad and they have a strong interest in Swansea City’s Joe Rodon.
The Welsh international, who is likely to play against England at Wembley tonight, has been a key figure in a back three for Steve Cooper’s side this season.
However, it seems that the Swans may cash in on the 22-year-old if a suitable offer is tabled. Whether that happens remains to be seen though.
That’s because it has been reported by the BBC that the Championship side value the ball-playing defender at £18m, whereas the Londoners would only want to pay around £7m. Despite reports elsewhere, it’s believed that no official bid has been lodged yet.
Clearly, that is a significant difference and with just eight days until the domestic deadline passes, it’s hard to see negotiations lasting long unless one side makes a major compromise. Although, one potential solution could see Cameron Carter-Vickers join the Swans as part of a deal for Rodon, which has been suggested.
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The fact that Spurs won’t be able to sign anyone else from around the globe until January indicates that Swansea have the power here and Mourinho won’t be happy having missed out on the likes of Antonio Rudiger and Milan Skriniar in the past week.
Welsh international teammate Ben Davies, who joined Spurs from the Swans six years ago, has been talking up the centre-back in the press ahead of tonight’s game, whilst Gareth Bale is another familiar face Rodon would see if he did secure the transfer.
Ultimately, no progress has been made in the past few days but Swansea are expected to have a battle to keep hold of their key man before the deadline passes.