David Ornstein delivers Tottenham boost in Joe Rodon pursuit


Tottenham Hotspur look like a force to be reckoned with this season.

Last season saw the north London side suffer a minor blip as they fell to a sixth place finish in the Premier League after a disappointing campaign.

Those who watched the Amazon Prime documentary will know that a number of off-field issues perhaps contributed to such a disjointed season, but for Daniel Levy there are no excuses.

Jose Mourinho has been brought to the club to instil a winning mentality on the first team squad – something which he certainly seems to be doing.

As well as making his mark on the existing players, Mourinho has overseen a number of new arrivals at the club.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty all arrived from other Premier League clubs, while a spectacular double deal for Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale was followed up by a move for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius.

But while these deals will undoubtedly move the club forward it seems that Spurs are still hopeful of wrapping up one more deal.

Much has been of the club’s pursuit of Joe Rodon.

The Swansea City star has been heavily linked with a move to north London, however no agreement is yet to be reached.

It seems that the two clubs are still some way apart in terms of the transfer fee, but according to David Ornstein, it should be plain sailing if that fee can be thrashed out before the 5pm deadline.

Taking to Twitter, Ornstein said: “Swansea want around £15m for Wales centre-back Joe Rodon if they‘re to sell.

“Tottenham want to pay about £10m for him.

“If clubs can agree fee, personal terms would be a formality.

“Discussions ongoing ahead of 5pm domestic transfer deadline.”

GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…

Tottenham Hotspur need to do all that they can to get a deal agreed.

Joe Rodon is one of the top young players in the Championship and so it’s no surprise that he’s attracting such interest.


The 22-year-old is the perfect age to move to north London, with Rodon having enough first team experience under his belt but with enough time to adapt to life at the highest level.

Rodon is a Premier League player in the making and so agreeing to Swansea’s demands is the smart thing to do.

His price tag is only going to go up as he continues to improve, and Spurs would be better served getting a deal done now.

Maybe if they were to offer a fringe player in return they might be able to meet in the middle, but with time running out it’s essential that Tottenham move quickly.

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