Alasdair Gold reveals transfer looked unlikely for Spurs until hours before deadline

While there is understandable frustration among Tottenham fans after the manner in which the team threw away two points against West Ham, the general feeling around the club is still one of optimism.

That mainly has to do with the club’s transfer business, with Daniel Levy deciding to push the boat out to back Jose Mourinho by bringing in seven players.

While the deadline day arrival of Joe Rodon might not be as high-profile a move compared to acquisitions of likes of Gareth Bale and Carlos Vinicius, it is one that the Lilywhites needed to make to make the squad more balanced.

Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has now explained how Spurs pushed ahead with the deal for the talented young defender on deadline day.

He revealed that Spurs and Swansea were still some way apart in their respective valuations of Rodon until Thursday evening despite the 22-year-old being keen on joining the North Londoners.

However, the two clubs reportedly reached a breakthrough in talks on Friday morning and formalities were swiftly completed before the 5pm deadline.

Gold claims that Bale and Ben Davies, who know Rodon well from their international involvement with Wales, were pushing strongly for the club to sign him.

The former Swansea man is also said to be represented by Jonathan Barnett (Bale’s agent), which reportedly made the deal easier to complete.

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Based on how Swansea fans and Wales fans are raving about Rodon, he could potentially even turn out to be our best acquisition of the seven players we bought in this summer. However, it is always hard to predict how players will cope when they step up from the Championship to the Premier League. Looking at our defensive collapse yesterday, the youngster will likely get his chance sooner rather than later.

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