Joe Rodon has chosen to keep his cards close to his chest when asked about whether his loan spell at Rennes could be cut short this month.

Rodon joined Rennes on a season-long loan deal in the summer, with the Ligue 1 club having the option to make the deal permanent for £16.7m (TEAMtalk).

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However, Stade Rennais Online reported last month that the centre-back’s spell at the club could be cut short prematurely as he had fallen behind Christopher Wooh and Arthur Theate in the pecking order.

The report claimed that the Wales international only joined Rennes in order to play regularly and has no intention of spending the second half of the campaign on the bench.

Rodon was named in Bruno Genesio’s starting eleven for the first time since the Ligue 1’s restart last week as the 56-year-old shifted to back three for the clash against Paris Saint-Germain.

The on-loan Tottenham man delivered a solid performance in the heart of the backline against the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar, helping Rennes come away with a famous win.

Rodon was also handed a start in the French Cup this week against Marseille, but the defender has chosen to remain tight-lipped on his future.

When asked about the reports suggesting that his loan spell could be cut short, the 25-year-old told Ouest-France: “I can’t control what goes on outside and what people say about me. All I can do is focus on myself. I am happy at Rennes.

“I’ve said it before: from the first day I arrived, the players and the staff have been great with me. So far, I’m enjoying my time here and I’m looking forward to the second half of the season. We’ll see what the future holds for us.”

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It does not seem like Rodon’s loan spell at Rennes would be cut short this month but at the same time, the Ligue 1 club appear unlikely to activate the clause to buy him permanently at the end of the season. 

So, Tottenham will be hoping that the centre-back delivers some impressive displays over the next couple of months in order to put himself on the shop window in the summer.

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