Joe Rodon admits he idolised rumoured Spurs target while growing up

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Joe Rodon has admitted that Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos was the player he looked up to while he was an academy player.

Rodon has not had as many opportunities as he would have hoped at Tottenham this season, partly because of the foreign-trained player limit preventing Spurs from including him in the Europa League squad.

The former Swansea man has featured in some big Premier League games including clashes against Liverpool and Chelsea and while he has shown signs of real promise, the youngster has also demonstrated his lack of experience on a couple of occasions by making unforced errors.

In December, Jose Mourinho was said to be keen on bolstering his options in central defence, with Ramos being one of the names the Spurs boss reportedly wanted to bring to the club.

It has been claimed that the World Cup winner has rejected a one-year extension offered by the Spanish giants and could potentially be on his way out of the Santiago Bernabeau when his contract runs out in the summer.

Rodon would certainly be hoping Mourinho convinces the experienced defender to come to Spurs, having grown up idolising the Spaniard.

When asked who his footballing hero was, Rodon told Tottenham’s official Twitch channel: “Coming through the latter stages of the academy I always looked towards Sergio Ramos.

“Just obviously he was in the same position and everything he’s accomplished and the way he plays, I admired him, and really enjoyed watching him.”

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If we were to somehow land Ramos, it would be a brilliant coup for us as the likes of Rodon and Tanganga can benefit immensely by learning from the Real Madrid legend, just like how the likes of Kurt Zouma have benefited from playing with Thiago Silva at Chelsea this season.

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