Some Swansea fans on social media are apoplectic at the reports that Tottenham’s deal to sign Joe Rodon was worth around £11m.
There have been contradictory claims made in the British press over the past week about how much a potential deal for Rodon was likely to be worth.
The Athletic initially claimed that Spurs were hopeful of getting the transfer done for a little more than the £7m fee that the club initially had in mind, while Alasdair Gold suggested that Swansea were demanding close to £20m.
It looks like the two clubs reached a midway compromise, with Spurs paying an initial £11m upfront with performance-related add-ons bringing the deal to £15m (BBC Wales’ Gareth Vincent).
Swansea fans are absolutely livid that their owners decided to let the 22-year-old go so cheaply.
While many said that they would not begrudge Rodon a chance to play at the highest level, they insisted that the club should have demanded a much higher fee.
— Amy Clement (@amyclement94) October 16, 2020
Selling Joe Rodon for £11m is actually scandalous. On this market especially! And don’t get me started on the fact we always seem to wait until deadline day to sell!! The guys at the top of our club are toxic. 🦢
— Matthew Whitley (@MatthWhitley8) October 16, 2020
Fairplay @SpursOfficial have pulled @SwansOfficial pants down with that #Rodon deal. 11M plus add ons? What are #Swansea thinking even contemplating such a low offer. #Spurs have got themselves an absolute gem, what a bargain 😫😫
— Dan Freestone (@freestone30) October 16, 2020
Cannot believe Spurs had Joe Rodon for £11m. 😞🤬🤦🏻♂️ #dealofthedecade
— Jedd Beavis (@JeddBeavis) October 16, 2020
£11m for Rodon is tragic. What are we doing?
— Jamie Evans 🏴 (@jdevans45) October 16, 2020
Cant believe @SwansOfficial have let Rodon go for £11m!!
Unbelievably short changed in today's market. A proven international who's so key to our game and he's basically walked out the door for less than half his worth.
— Michael Bulpitt (@mbulpitt87) October 16, 2020
Joe Rodon thoroughly deserves his move. Genuinely wish him the best and hope he smashes it. But this board has once again shown their utter ineptitude. How do you value a player at £18m (undervalued in my opinion) and end up selling for £11m plus add ons?
— Liam Cox (@LiamCox1) October 16, 2020
Gutted about the Rodon deal. Can't believe we left him go for 11m should of held out till January.
— Carl (@bleakerz15) October 16, 2020
So Joe Rodon has left us.. Gutted to see him depart, but he was never going to turn down an opportunity to play at a higher level. Good luck, Joe – we'll miss you.
If reports of us selling him for £11m are true, then the club should hang their heads in shame. Daylight robbery.
— Ralph Davies (@RalphDavies1) October 16, 2020
11m for Joe Rodon, are you having a laugh? What on earth are the swans board doing letting him go for anything less than 20m. Useless.
— Jonathon Rees (@Jonathon_Rees) October 16, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
One of the best ways to judge if a transfer deal constitutes good business is by looking at the reaction of the fans who are losing the player. Based on the reaction of Swansea fans, one cannot help but be excited at Joe Rodon’s arrival as looks like a huge bargain for us. Daniel Levy seems to have pulled off a deadline day masterclass once again.
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