Tottenham Hotspur finally got a defensive signing over the line at the end of the week.
After a summer filled with links to Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, Spurs managed to bring Joe Rodon in from Swansea City.
The club are reported to have paid £11m plus £4m in add-ons to secure the Wales international.
It brings to an end a remarkably busy summer for the north London club, with chairman Daniel Levy pulling off a number of incredible deals.
They have signed both Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid, while also acquiring Matt Doherty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Carlos Vinicius, Joe Hart in addition to the purchase of Rodon.
And it appears that Spurs utilised their Welsh contingent to help get the signing of the defender over the line.
Both Ben Davies and Bale, of course, play with Rodon at international level and it seems they each played a key role in the deal.
Football.London reports that both players pushed hard for the signing of the 22-year-old, who has signed a five-year deal at the club.
Rodon has not been registered in time to play against West Ham United this weekend but he could make his debut against Burnley in the Premier League next weekend.
GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…
This is a very interesting insight into Spurs’ transfer plans.
If both Bale and Davies believe that the centre-back is good enough to make an impact in north London, he is surely good enough to make an impact in north London.
Rodon will surely have no trouble adapting to life at Spurs, given the Welsh contingent at the club.
It remains to be seen, of course, how much of an impact he will have under Jose Mourinho this season.
But, still, the endorsement of both Bale and Davies will likely play into the Portuguese’s thinking, and that cannot be a bad thing for the centre-back.News Now - Sport News