Tottenham duo Gareth Bale and Ben Davies are attempting to convince Swansea defender Joe Rodon to join the North London club, a report from The Daily Star has claimed.
Rodon has emerged as a target for Spurs over the past week, with the club apparently bidding £7million for the centre back, although that falls well short of Swansea’s reported £18million asking price.
However, it seems as though the Premier League club are now looking at other ways to help them secure the services of the 22-year-old, and in Bale and Davies, they do have something of a direct route to him.
All Davies and Rodon both are currently on international duty with Wales, where Bale also has a big influence despite his current lack of fitness, and, according to the latest reports, the Tottenham pair are using that time with Rodon to try and sell the prospect of a move to North London to the defender.
It is thought that Rodon is now keen to link up with his international teammates at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which could put further pressure on Swansea in what remains of the window.
This is surely not going to help Swansea’s cause when it comes to any hope they might have of keeping Rodon at The Liberty Stadium beyond this summer.
The prospect of playing with Bale in particular must be an attractive proposition for any player in Rodon’s situation, and the fact he is getting glimpses of what that must be like during his time on international duty is only going to enhance that desire further.
As a result, it could be hard for Swansea to keep Rodon happy if he stays, and it may be better for them to let him move on then keep him at the club if he is not going to be happy there, providing the right offer comes in for him.