Tottenham Hotspur fans on social media are divided over whether or not it would represent good business to sign Swansea City’s Joe Rodon after Spurs failed in their pursuit of Milan Skriniar.
Reports indicated that Inter Milan defender was Tottenham’s main centre-back target during the transfer window but the Lilywhites could not agree on a transfer fee with the Nerrazui for the Slovak (Fabrizio Romano).
The club then seemingly turned their attentions to Antonio Rudiger on deadline day (Football Insider) but the German international also decided to stay and fight for his place at Stamford Bridge (Football.London).
Reports now indicate that Rodon is the current centre-back on Tottenham’s radar, with Premier League clubs allowed to do business with EFL teams for eleven more days (Athletic).
Some Tottenham fans are convinced that signing the 22-year-old would be a fantastic coup as the Swansea man is destined for the top.
However, a few others were livid that the club had gone from pursuing a player of Skriniar’s quality to settling for a defender from the Championship.
They also questioned what Rodon’s arrival to North London would mean for Japhet Tanganga’s future:
Joe Rodon (22) 🏴
• 6ft 4
• Good on the Ball
• Admired by Man City and United
• Dominic Booth (Journalist): "Rodon is a great leader given his age. He's good in the air despite not being a huge presence, and looks destined for bigger things."@SpursOfficial ✍️ pic.twitter.com/Bor8bqqE68
— Lucas ✞ (@THFCComps) October 5, 2020
By the replies to this tweet Swansea fans are furious at the alleged £18m valuation of Joe Rodon, they seem to rate him very, very highly and seems a good, young option for Spurs. https://t.co/RH4fXVZq2p
— Hotspur Edition (@HotspurEdition) October 5, 2020
Best cb in the championship
— owen (@owenmaccathfc) October 5, 2020
So I’ve just watched a couple YouTube comps of Joe Rodon and can confirm he’s the right footed Maldini
— N’Field Tilt (@Bevlar90) October 5, 2020
This doesn’t make any sense at all! Make us think we are getting Skriniar and then end up going for Roden? Where does that leave tanganga? I’d rather not sign anyone and give our own youngster a chance. Unless it’s a 1st choice CB just leave things how they are
— Paulie (@Pauliex7) October 5, 2020
How can we go from Skriniar to this? No disrespect to the guy but he’s not going to make us title contenders like Skriniar could have otherwise all the big clubs would be after him.
— Daniel Harris (@DanDTP) October 5, 2020
Surely we need an more experienced CB, this seems a bit pointless when we have Japhet and Sanchez already. We need someone to come in and start mot develop. Jack Clarke type signing
— Steiny (@gbstein1) October 5, 2020
Just wait for Skriniar in January imo
— SanchezSZN🏴 (@THFCdylz) October 6, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
We have to trust Jose and the club’s recruitment team know what they are doing here if they have indeed identified Rodon as the man they want. I would personally prefer for us to wait until January and make another attempt to sign Skriniar but it looks like Jose is keen to add another centre-back to his squad.
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