Jack Pitt-Brooke, Charlie Eccleshare and James Maw talked about all of the latest Tottenham Hotspur news on the most recent edition of The View from The Lane podcast and they spent some time discussing a potential Spurs move for Swansea City centre-back Joe Rodon during the show.
Spurs have been linked with a move for Rodon ahead of today’s domestic transfer deadline, with it having been reported that the Lilywhites were ‘in talks’ to sign the player back on 6th October, though it was also reported that Tottenham valued the player around £11m lower than Swansea did.
This potential transfer was one topic of discussion that arose during this recent edition of The View from The Lane podcast and Eccleshare was positive about the possibility of the move happening ahead of today’s deadline.
He said: “The main thing, and we are expecting this to happen, is Joe Rodon from Swansea.
“Our understanding was that the clubs were way apart in their valuations and that was the case and I think has remained the case but there is confidence that a compromise will be reached.
“Obviously, there are ways to compromise as well with things like add-ons, there’s the possibility that Rodon could go back on loan – not saying that that’s necessarily going to happen – but that’s the sort of thing that you can negotiate.
“It is a deal that looks like happening and it’s an exciting one. He’s really well thought of and it is an area where [Jose] Mourinho’s wanted to strengthen.”
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So, as can be seen in what the journalist had to say, while there has been some disparity between the two clubs in terms of their respective valuations of the player, it certainly seems as though he is of the belief that Spurs stand a good chance of getting this deal over the line one way or another, even if it means that the 22-year-old will rejoin the Swans on loan for some time before departing for the Lilywhites.
However, Swansea boss Steve Cooper recently stated that it is “really important” for his side that they “get something to show for it” if they do part ways with a player while discussing this potential transfer, so with that in mind, it would seem that the Championship club would still like Spurs to raise their valuation of the centre-back, so it will be interesting to see how this potential deal develops over the remainder of the domestic transfer deadline day.