Report: Serie A side discuss move for Spurs defender with Fabio Paratici

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According to Gianluca Di Marzio, AS Roma have held discussions with Tottenham Hotspur over a potential loan deal for Joe Rodon.

Reports over recent weeks have indicated that Rodon wants to leave Spurs this summer in search of more regular game time (Evening Standard).

The centre-back has shone for Wales in their respective World Cup play-off double header and Nations League matches this month, with Football.London’s Alasdair Gold revealing earlier this month that interest in the former Swansea man is growing on the back of those performances.

Newly-promoted Premier League pair Fulham and Nottingham Forest have been credited with an interest in the 24-year-old, while Wolves are also said to be monitoring the defender (Ekrem Konur).

Di Marzio has now revealed that Rodon could be set to reunite with former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho in the Italian capital.

The journalist revealed that Fabio Paratici met with the representatives from Roma in Milan on Thursday to discuss a loan deal for the centre-back, with Spurs open to the prospect.

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A move to Roma might be more appealing for Rodon than joining the likes of Forest or Fulham. However, after spending nearly two seasons warming the bench at Spurs, the centre-back will be keen to play regularly, and he might feel that he has a better chance of doing that at Craven Cottage or the City Ground than at the Stadio Olimpico.

It is key for Rodon that he gets regular first-team football under his belt in the opening few months of the campaign if he wants to be in top physical shape ahead of November’s World Cup in Qatar.

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  1. This is where it gets beyond a joke with the rumours, credible sources and reliable journalists. Why would Rodon go to play for a manager that never played him and why would Mourinho want a player he very publicly refused to play?
    The rumour mill used to be a bit of fun to pass the summer, now we get “linked” with an endless list of players and when the signings don’t materialise (because the story was never true) the club get blamed, this gains social media traction and somehow becomes fact. Perhaps try not to repeat every half truth going because if you believed all the credible sources we’d have a squad of 86 players next season.


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