Joe Rodon ‘ready to undergo Tottenham medical’ ahead of 5pm transfer deadline

Joe Rodon is ready to undergo a medical at Tottenham if a deal can be agreed with his club Swansea, according to reports. Tottenham have until 5pm today to complete a deal for Wales international Rodon. Premier League and EFL clubs can do business with each other despite the international window shutting earlier this month.

Tottenham had a bid of around £7million rejected for Rodon last week.

Swansea are said to be holding out for between £15m and £18m for the 22-year-old but Spurs are attempting to reduce the asking price.

Tottenham are yet to replace Jan Vertonghen, who left the club in the summer following the expiry of his contract.

And Jose Mourinho is keen to bolster his defensive resources with Rodon.

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David Ornstein of The Athletic says Rodon is ready to take a medical if a fee is agreed.

Reports say Swansea will attempt to sign Ryan Bennett from Wolves if they end up selling Rodon.

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Rodon has made 54 first-team appearances for Swansea since making his debut in 2018.

He has won seven caps for Wales and started all three of his country’s matches in the recent international break.

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Leicester have also been linked with a move for Rodon in recent days.

Former Everton left-back Andy Hinchcliffe believes there are not many better options available at the age of 22 than Rodon.

And the pundit claims there are similarities to England legends Rio Ferdinand and John Terry.

“He’s right up there in terms of position for his age,” Hinchcliffe told Sky Sports.

“I think what you tend to do with young centre-halves is look at the greats of the Premier League. You look at Rio Ferdinand and John Terry and there are elements of both in Rodon’s game.

“What I want from a centre-half is someone who loves to defend. Yes, they can play, but they don’t just like defending, they really want to defend – they want to get in the line of fire, they want to stop the opposition scoring.

“That’s what we see with Rodon. When the ball is there to be won, he wins it.”

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