Sky Sports journalist Lyall Thomas has suggested Joe Rodon ‘needs to get out’ of Tottenham this month with opportunities in front of him currently limited.
Rodon, 24, has struggled for the vast majority of his stint at Spurs since securing a move to the club in October 2020.
The centre-back has often been overlooked by Antonio Conte, though he has been carrying a lingering injury throughout this season.
Rodon was handed a rare start in the FA Cup win over Morecambe on Sunday, but looked uneasy and lacking in confidence against the League One outfit.
Reports have subsequently linked the Wales international with a move away from the club, with the likes of Newcastle and Brighton tipped to hold an interest in securing a loan move.
Thomas feels Rodon has not convinced Conte of his qualities to play in a back three and claims the Italian believes he can only play as the central defender – a position which has currently been cemented by Eric Dier.
Speaking to Last Word On Spurs, Thomas said: “Tottenham play three centre-halves and they don’t have a plethora of options do they?
“If there’s any centre-half that could go it would be Joe Rodon on loan, I think that could be one towards the end of the window.
“He needs to play and Antonio sees him as only being able to play in the middle of the three apparently is what I’ve been told, and [Eric] Dier has that position assured, so he needs to get out.”
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Rodon hasn’t had many opportunities to play but when he has featured he hasn’t been the most convincing. Unfortunately for him, Dier has come into form and made the spot in the middle of defence his own, so it hasn’t left him with much to do. An exit does seem inevitable this month as a result.
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