Date published: Thursday 8th October 2020 10:42
Ben Davies believes that Swansea defender Joe Rodon would be a credit to Tottenham, if the club can agree a deal for the Wales international.
The Spurs left-back is currently away on international duty with Rodon and was asked about the centre-back during a recent interview.
Swansea are currently demanding £20million for Rodon, but Spurs transfer chief Daniel Levy is unwilling to pay that much.
As such, a potential deal hangs in the balance ahead of the October 16 deadline for domestic transfers.
But Davies is confident the 22-year-old could do a job for Tottenham, providing Jose Mourinho with a glowing reference.
He told football.london: “He’s a very good player. Ever since he came into the camp he’s shown how strong he is, how able he is to compete at the top level.
“In some of the games, against Croatia for example, there some of the very best attacking players in world football and it looked quite easy for him.
“He came in made it look like he’d been there for a long, long time. If we were to get him at Spurs I’d be delighted. I think he’d be a credit to the club.”
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Rodon has only played 54 senior games for Swansea, but has already been capped four times by Wales.
He certainly looks set for a bright future and would offer immediate competition. Spurs currentlly have Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tangana on their books.
Tottenham are still in the market for a new centre-back. They missed out on deals for Milan Skriniar and Antonio Rudiger before the international deadline.
Attacking target wanted by West Brom
Spurs target Joshua King has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for West Brom before the domestic transfer window closes.
The main transfer window may have closed now, but Premier League clubs can still do business with teams in the EFL until October 16. That means top flight teams could poach the best talent from the Championship over the next week or so.
Bournemouth have already lost several of their best players since suffering relegation at the end of last season. Nathan Ake joined Manchester City, Aaron Ramsdale returned to Sheffield United, Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser moved to Newcastle.
One more big name could still depart in the next few days, though. Several clubs have shown an interest in King – who has scored 50 goals in 167 appearances for the Cherries.
King was mentioned as a potential target for Tottenham before they signed Carlos Vinicius as a deputy for Harry Kane.
At the time, King was dreaming of a return to Manchester United, where he was on the books for five years at the start of his career. However, United’s signing of Edinson Cavani suggests that is no longer a possibility. Read more…