By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

17th Nov, 2023 | 12:40pm

Joe Rodon 'absolutely' wanted back at Tottenham by Ange Postecoglou amid Leeds United form - Sky Sports pundit

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Ange Postecoglou would “absolutely” take Leeds United defender Joe Rodon back into his Tottenham squad if he had the chance, according to Paul Robinson.

The Sky Sports pundit is confident that there is no possibility for it to happen because the Whites have “been clever enough to box him off” for the full season on loan, but with the Welshman excelling at Elland Road and Spurs facing a crisis at centre-back he would certainly be wanted by his parent club.

Spurs lost Micky van de Ven to a hamstring injury and had Christian Romero suspended for a red card in the 4-1 defeat to Chelsea on 6 November, while Rodon has been virtually ever-present at the back for Daniel Farke.

Robinson exclusively told MOT Leeds News: “Absolutely, I think the manager would take him back into his squad now after what happened against Chelsea.

“Van de Ven looks like he’s done his hamstring and Romero, it’s a matter of time before he gets suspended, and he has done.

“So now, you look at the Chelsea game, they finished with Eric Dier and Emerson Royal at centre-half. Not a situation I imagine Ange Postecoglou would want.

“I don’t know the details of the Rodon deal. I suspect that Leeds United have been clever enough to box him off for the season without a recall in it, because if there was and Spurs’ injury list continued then they may look at it in January.

“It depends what Ange wants at Tottenham. He’s had one transfer window. It’s worked really well for him and it depends on his own players that he wants to bring in and where he sees Rodon.

“Obviously he didn’t see Rodon in his plans because he let him go, but the way things are with the injuries and suspensions I suspect he’d take him back into his squad if he could.”

Daniel Farke has already confirmed that Rodon, 26, “will stay with us” despite fears of a possible recall in the January transfer window, and it’s a good thing too given the impact he’s had at Elland Road.

The partnership between him and Pascal Struijk in the middle has solidified a back line that has too often been a weakness in recent seasons.

And far from him heading back to North London it seems more likely that there might be conversations about him remaining in West Yorkshire permanently if he maintains his form throughout the season.

In other Leeds United news, a Whites loanee has admitted he felt “like crying” as he directed his future to the clubs.