Report: Spurs yet to decide whether to include purchase option on loan deal for defender 

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According to L’Equipe, Tottenham are yet to decide whether or not to include a purchase option in Joe Rodon’s loan move to Rennes. 

Reports over recent weeks have indicated that Spurs are expected to let Rodon and Japhet Tanganga leave the club and sign another central defender before the transfer window closes (talkSPORT).

The Evening Standard reported earlier this month that Rodon, who has struggled for game time since his move from Swansea two years ago, is ‘desperate’ to leave the north London club in search of regular first-team football.

It looks like the 24-year-old is finally about to get his wish, with Fabrizio Romano reporting on Thursday that the Welshman is set to seal a loan move to Rennes.

The journalist added that the Ligue 1 club will have the option to buy the centre-back for €20m (£16.7m) and asserted that the deal is in its ‘final stages’.

L’Equipe have now reported that Rennes are ‘confident’ of snapping up Rodon over the ‘coming days’.

However, the report explains that Spurs and the French club are still negotiating ‘the presence or not of a purchase option’ in the loan deal.

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If Spurs do agree to insert an option to buy, they would perhaps want an option worth more than the reported £17m figure. Rodon’s ceiling is high and his market value could potentially skyrocket if he has a solid season in Ligue 1 and impresses in the World Cup.

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