Swansea aim to pip Reading in race for Man City defender Latibeaudiere

Swansea look to pip Reading to loan signing of Manchester City defender Joel Latibeaudiere as they prepare for Premier League raid on star centre-back Joe Rodon

  • Swansea City are homing in on the England Under 20 star Joel Latibeaudiere
  • Swans are braced for late bids from Premier League sides for Joe Rodon
  • Tottenham are leading the way but Leicester City and West Ham are interested 
  • Spurs have already put in a £7million bid for the Wales international 

Swansea are hopeful of beating Reading to the loan signing of Manchester City’s Joel Latibeaudiere.

The 20-year old England Under 20 international is wanted as Swansea brace themselves for new bids for centre back Joe Rodon before the window closes.

Tottenham have offered £7million for the Wales international and are hopeful of striking a deal for the 22-year old despite interest from West Ham and Leicester.

Manchester City defender Joel Latibeaudiere could be in line to join Swansea on a short term deal having been on loan at Dutch club Twente last season

Jose Mourinho’s side enjoyed a productive transfer window in the summer with six additions but have been keen to bolster their centre-back options for this term.

Rodon is a product of the Swansea academy and has impressed since breaking into the team two years ago following relegation from the Premier League, making 54 appearances in total. 

He has six caps for Wales and featured in their 3-0 defeat by England at Wembley last Thursday.

Swansea are preparing for life potentially without Spurs target Joe Rodon (left)

To replace their in-demand centre-back, the Swans are hopeful that they can finalise an agreement for Latibeaudiere who has yet to make a senior appearance for Pep Guardiola’s outfit.

However he did make his senior bow last season on loan with Twente in Holland and will be keen to pick up more first team experience. 

Latibeaudiere has been with City since he was 13-years-old and was part of the England side that defeated Spain to win the Under 17 World Cup three years ago.




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