Spurs fans on Twitter have been reacting to an update on the club’s reported interest in Joe Rodon from Football.london journalist Alasdair Gold.
The journalist confirmed in his article for Football.london (via The Spurs Express), that Spurs and Swansea remain a distance apart on their valuation for the 22-year-old centre-back. His lack of experience means that Spurs are not keen to pay over the odds for the defender, and they also have no alternative targets ahead of the domestic window closing on Friday (per Football.london).
The Welsh international is currently valued at £1.8 million by Transfermarkt, so you can perhaps understand why the Lilywhites are not keen to pay Swansea’s reported £20 million asking price, as he would very much be a player for the future, rather than one who would immediately become a regular in Jose Mourinho’s first-team (per Football.london).
Do you want to see Rodon signed?
Reaction from Spurs fans to this reported update on Rodon can be seen in the tweets below.
I think that’s fair enough. Why pay 18-20m for someone who’s nowhere near ready yet. Save it and go back in for Skriniar in Jan if he isn’t playing for Inter.
— Mac (@Macaully_Moffat) October 15, 2020
I’m backing Levy with this one. Levy is experienced in paying too much for a risky deal. If he and Mourinho feel that their valuation is fair, and Swansea don’t want to budge, then so be it. We will gladly say no thank you, and sign someone else in January.
— Aadam Mohidin (@AadamMohidin) October 15, 2020
Don Levy at the wheel. Never get bullied by a seller…
— PeacePaixPaz (@PeacePaixPaz201) October 15, 2020
He hasn’t conceded a goal all international break bring him in.
— Billy.R (@BillyATRoss) October 15, 2020
Spurs fans continued to offer their opinions on the potential signing of Rodon in their tweets.
Rodon now for the future, Skriniar in January to guide us to the league title.
— Daniel Levy (@TheDLevy62) October 15, 2020
I hope we don’t overpay for him
— Reguilon_SZN (@officialtl17) October 15, 2020
Offer them Vickers and some cash
— jason o halloran (@jasonoh22) October 15, 2020
Overall, it seems as if the majority of Spurs fans still want to see Rodon brought in, although they are hoping they don’t have to pay over the odds to get him.