Daily Mail journalist Sami Mokbel has claimed Nottingham Forest are one of the clubs keeping tabs on Joe Rodon but Antonio Conte is ‘unsure’ if letting the defender leave is the correct decision. 

Rodon has endured two difficult campaigns at Spurs after joining the club in 2020, making just 15 appearances in the Premier League in that time (Transfermarkt). 

The Wales international was used sparingly last season by Antonio Conte, who sided with a settled back line containing Cristian Romero, Eric Dier and Ben Davies. 

The Evening Standard claimed Rodon is ‘desperate’ to leave Spurs this summer and is pushing for a move in search of more regular first-team football. 

But having recently reported back to the club’s Hotspur Way training centre for pre-season action, the 24-year-old still remains a part of Conte’s squad. 

Mokbel has revealed there is domestic interest in Rodon – including from newly-promoted Forest – but has also been told Conte doubts whether an exit is the right play. 

He told Last Word on Spurs: “I think there is domestic interest in Rodon for sure. I think [Nottingham] Forest have looked at him. From what I hear, I think Conte’s a bit unsure about whether it’s the right thing to let Rodon go. 

“He looks at Rodon and he can see a player there. Has he got the time to shape him during a season where they’re going to be contesting for a top-four position, playing in the Champions League and trying to finally win a trophy?”

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Conte has often praised Rodon despite not using him much as he clearly feels there is a good player in there. 

It is difficult as he has not had much of an extended run in the team, so we don’t really know if he is truly of Tottenham quality. 

But with Spurs bringing in Clement Lenglet on loan from Barcelona, it only reduces Rodon’s chances of seeing action next season and that will definitely factor in for Rodon.

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