As the January transfer window draws closer, teams will start to be linked with numerous players, and Cook hopes that one of the players Palace move for is Rodon.
Rodon was signed by Tottenham Hotspur back in 2020 but has only made 15 Premier League appearances and is currently out on loan in France with Rennes, and if they don’t sign him permanently, Cook wants Palace to explore the option of signing the defender.
Despite not impressing the various Spurs managers he’s worked under in the Premier League, Cook believes Rodon would fit in very well at Selhurst Park.
Cook said: “He has always struck me as a centre-back that could fit in well at Crystal Palace – or at least since Roy Hodgson departed and Patrick Vieira took over the reins in the Selhurst Park dugout.
Should Crystal Palace sign Joe Rodon?
“He is a big lad, but he’s also very comfortable on the ball, he seems to buy into the passion and drive of that Wales national setup very well.
“I’m just really throwing it out there at this point in time, sort of making, not a plea or even a prediction – because obviously, Rennes hold all the cards, and if they do feel it makes financial and tactical sense, they will make Joe Rodon their player on a permanent basis at the end of the current campaign.
“But if he is to head back to Spurs at the end of this season, he is certainly a player that I would like to see thought about from Crystal Palace as a potential new recruit.”
TIF Thoughts on Joe Rodon…
The Wales international has actually got more caps for his national side than league appearances made for Tottenham Hotspur, which is quite damning and may hint toward him not being good enough at this level – or perhaps the lack of depth Rob Page has at his disposal.
Also, the fact that Rodon played every minute of Wales’ World Cup campaign, in which they conceded six goals in three games, will hardly have enhanced his status within the game, although that’s clearly not impacted Cook’s view on the defender.
And with Marc Guehi and Joachim Andersen to contend with, Rodon may yet only be a backup player for the Eagles, though we feel he could be a reliable deputy for either of those two regulars and challenge for their places in the starting XI.