Ex-Cheltenham Town Defender Close To Championship Move

Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United have agreed a deal to send Wales international Joe Rodon on a season-long loan to Elland Road, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Last night, The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath revealed that Spurs will allow Rodon to head to the Yorkshire club on loan for the 2023/24 campaign and that formalities would follow in the coming days but now Romano has confirmed that the transfer is complete.

This news comes just days after the Lilywhites announced the purchase of VfL Wolfsburg’s highly-rated Dutch centre-back Micky van de Ven.

Rodon spent the entirety of last season on loan at Rennes in Ligue 1 but made merely 16 appearances in France’s top division as Bruno Genesio’s side finished fourth.

However, the centre-back did make it to Wales’ squad for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, featuring in every game for Cymru as the nation bowed out in the group phase with just a point to show for their efforts.

Leeds United had a rocky start to the new campaign, drawing 2-2 with Cardiff City at home, leaving many with question marks about the squad and the depth at the heart of the defence.

Head coach Daniel Farke looks set to rectify that problem by bringing the former Cheltenham Town loanee Rodon to the club and the deal may be announced before the recently-relegated team travel to Birmingham City on Saturday.

Writer’s View

Rodon was a very promising defender during his time with Swansea City and had become a mainstay in the Welsh side’s first-team before leaving for Spurs.

Unfortunately, it was in London where his career stagnated and a move to France certainly didn’t help the 25-year-old move to the next stage of his career.

Now, though, a loan spell at Leeds United could provide Rodon with the opportunity to get his career back on track and to show why a team like Tottenham took a chance on him in the first place.

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