Swansea and Tottenham Fail to Agree Price for Joe Rodon
Championship Side Value Wales International at £20 Million
According to Alasdair Gold, the biggest obstacle to any deal is the valuation of the centre-back.
While Swansea are looking for at least £20 million, Spurs value the 22-year-old at £8 million.
However, a differing report from David Ornstein states that Spurs are willing to pay around £10 million, with the Swans wanting around £15 million to part with him.
The North London club are unwilling to pay a fee for a player who is untested at Premier League level.
Should he join Spurs, Rodon would most likely be a bit-part player this season at least.
Spurs’ interest in Rodon comes after a move for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar didn’t get over the line – once again due to differences over a fee. However, the Slovakian would have been in contention for a starting place and cost considerably more money at around £60 million.
Joe Rodon Must Keep Performing Despite Move Falling Through
However, a dream move to the Premier League is still on the cards for Joe Rodon – Tottenham are believed to be interested in making another bid in January.
Swansea head coach Steve Cooper has reiterated that the club must receive a fee which reflects Rodon’s talent.
If, as expected, he does not make the move to Tottenham, Rodon must continue to perform at Championship level.
A top-six Premier League club never sought his services again.
Rodon is already a Wales international and impressed during the recent international break. If he continues to hit those same performance levels over the next couple of months, he will end up in the top division.