Tottenham will be “inundated” with offers for Joe Rodon should they put him up for sale this summer, according to Michael Bridge.
The 6 ft 4 Welshman has hardly had a look under Antonio Conte and was heavily linked with a January move away from Spurs.
What’s the latest news involving Rodon?
It really has been another season to forget for the centre-back, who’s continuously been overlooked since he made the £11m move from Swansea just under 18 months ago.
Having hardly featured under Jose Mourinho or Nuno Espirito Santo, Rodon has made just three appearances since Conte arrived, with his only starts coming against Mura and Morecambe.
As a result, his game-time has been extremely limited, with even the likes of Japhet Tanganga and Davinson Sanchez picked ahead of him.
Therefore, Newcastle and Leeds were monitoring his situation in January, although with injuries to both Dier and Romero at the time, Tottenham were reluctant to let him leave.
Rodon has been an unused substitute for the last 12 Premier League games and wasn’t even given a chance when Dier missed almost the whole of January, despite Conte clearly stating that he’s the England defender’s back up in the centre of the back three.
With the World Cup now less than 10 months away and Rodon a regular for Wales, who’ll be hoping to qualify for Qatar via the play-offs, the 24-year-old will want to improve his game-time heading into next season.
And Bridge thinks that Tottenham won’t be short of buyers if they do decide to put Rodon on the transfer list this summer.
What did Bridge say about Rodon?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “He could be one of those players who never catches a break at Tottenham and goes on somewhere and does really well. But if Tottenham decide to say, look, it’s not going to happen, they’ll be inundated with offers this summer.”
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Should Rodon have been given more of a chance?
Tottenham’s only clean sheet in any competition in their last 12 games came against Leeds last weekend, highlighting exactly how much they’ve struggled at the back since the turn of the year.
Nothing is suggesting that Rodon is the answer to all of their problems but given that Conte has virtually given every defender in his squad a run in the side at some point in his reign, Rodon has a case for being underused.
After all, this is an international regular, who’s already proven himself at Euro 2020 as being a defender capable of performing at the top level.