By Peter Lynch

20th Nov, 2023 | 5:40pm

Joe Rodon tipped for permanent Leeds United transfer, he has ‘realistically no chance’ of Tottenham place

Joe Rodon could join Leeds United permanently as he has “realistically no chance” of a Tottenham place, according to the Express journalist Joe Krishnan.

The 26-year-old defender is currently on a season-long loan at the Championship outfit from the Premier League giants.

Wales international Rodon has made 13 Championship appearances this season under Whites manager Daniel Farke.

“The centre-back, 26, has been farmed out on loan over the past two seasons and failed to earn a permanent switch to Rennes last season,” Krishnan wrote for the Express (19 November).

“His stint with Leeds has looked more promising and the Wales defender may be keen to join them permanently, as he has realistically no chance of breaking into the team under Ange Postecoglou.”

Strong start

Leeds were definitely in need of a new centre-back following the departures of the likes of Robin Koch and Max Wober in the summer transfer window.

Both players only left Elland Road on loan, but it remains to be seen if they will return to West Yorkshire next summer.

If they don’t, it seems that Whites boss Farke has the ideal player in Rodon, who has done a superb job at the back in his brief Leeds career so far.

The man in the dugout has relied heavily upon the Wales international, who has helped the club climb to third place in the Championship table after their initial struggles.

It is a move that would certainly make sense for all parties, with Tottenham manager Postecoglou evidently not needing the central defender in North London.

Leeds meanwhile definitely need him, while the player himself is getting regular football, which in turn is helping him remain in contention for Wales when it comes to the international stage.

In other Leeds United news, journalist Alan Nixon has raged at the latest news from Premier League club Everton, with a Whites legal claim issued.