Leeds United should look to sign Tottenham defender Joe Rodon
Leeds United should look to sign Joe Rodon from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.
According to journalist Alasdair Gold of Football London (6 June), Rodon is one of the players who are almost certain to leave Spurs this summer.
In that case, Leeds should pounce on him, as he will be a fantastic addition to the club.
Gold wrote on Football London: “Harry Winks will not be short of offers as he seeks regular football next term and interest is building in Joe Rodon as he wants the same.
“Conte loves Dier and thinks he can become one of the best centre-backs around. Conte does want at least two new centre-backs this summer, particularly with Rodon likely to move on for regular football while offers may well come in for Japhet Tanganga and Davinson Sanchez.”
Leeds previously showed interest in signing Rodon. The Telegraph reported on 26 December last year that the Whites are among the clubs that were looking to sign the Spurs defender in January.
The 24-year-old has struggled for regular games, and he now looks to leave the north London club.
The Welsh defender was superb during his time with Swansea and there have been some promising moments from him as well, especially under Jose Mourinho.
Leeds do need to sign a new centre-back this summer. On paper, the Whites have the likes of Liam Cooper, Diego Llorente, Pascal Struijk, and Robin Koch as four established centre-backs while there’s Charlie Cresswell emerging from the academy ranks as well.
If we add Stuart Dallas and Luke Ayling – both capable of playing at centre-back – there is an embarrassment of riches. And yet, Leeds had one of the worst defensive records in the country last season.
Rodon is a fantastic defender who needs a fresh start. Leeds should look to bring him to Elland Road, and get his signature done at a bargain price.