Report: Newcastle eyeing move for Tottenham defender in January

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Newcastle United could enter the race to sign Tottenham defender Joe Rodon in January, according to a report from The Daily Mail.

Rodon has started just one game since Antonio Conte’s arrival at Spurs at the start of November – the 2-1 defeat to NS Mura in the Europa Conference League.

Conte has admitted that he sees the 24-year-old as cover for Eric Dier in the central sweeper role in Tottenham’s back three.

Football.London’s Alasdair Gold reported last week that the Welshman is frustrated by his lack of game time and is open to a loan move away from the club in January.

The Times claimed recently that Rodon is a target for Brighton, with the Seagulls boss Graham Potter said to want to reunite with the Spurs man, who he previously worked with at Swansea.

If The Daily Mail’s update is to be believed, Newcastle have now emerged as another potential destination for Rodon in January.

The Magpies are thought to be keen on strengthening in central defence next month, with the Tottenham man thought to be among three options on their radar.

The report explains that Eddie Howe’s men also have their eyes on Borussia Monchengladbach’s Matthias Ginter and Lille’s Sven Botman, although there is said to be a realisation at the club that a move for the Dutch international would be ‘difficult’ to pull off.

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A loan move to Newcastle might suit Rodon given the kind of football that Eddie Howe’s sides play. The Welshman is also more likely to be a regular starter at St James’ Park than he would be at the Amex Stadium, given the options that Brighton have at the back.

However, the Magpies might prefer a permanent deal over a loan move considering their newfound wealth. It could be a mistake on Spurs’ part to sell Rodon permanently without seeing what he can deliver if handed a run of consecutive starts in the Premier League.

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