Important Update Emerges In Leeds United Transfer

Leeds United will have to pay an additional fee to Tottenham Hotspur for Joe Rodon if they secure promotion to the Premier League, according to TEAMtalk.

The Whites announced that they had landed the Welsh international on a permanent deal for a fee believed to be around £10 million this afternoon. Rodon spent last season on loan at Elland Road in a move which revitalised his career.

After impressing at Swansea City, he signed for Spurs in 2020. However, his time at North London proved to be a major disappointment, where he made just 24 appearances in all competitions.

A loan spell at French outfit Stade Rennais was disrupted by injury during the 2022/23 campaign, but his obvious talent shone through in Yorkshire. He was an ever-present at the heart of Daniel Farke’s defence, featuring 50 times. Disappointment in the play-off final against Southampton meant that Leeds will be forced to play another season of Championship football, leading to speculation that the centre-back may land a transfer to the Premier League.

The situation took a turn this week thanks to the saga involving Archie Gray. Brentford looked to have won the race for the teenager over the weekend, although Tottenham swooped late to secure a £40 million deal. This allowed conversations to take place between the two clubs involving Rodon, and a deal was struck.

The former Cheltenham Town loanee has now joined Leeds on a four-year deal. Reports earlier this year stated that Spurs were hoping to take advantage of his good form by recouping the £15 million they paid Swansea, but it appears as if they have been willing to take a bit of a hit on their valuation.

It has now been claimed that a clause has been inserted into the deal that will see Ange Postecoglou’s team receive an additional fee if Leeds are promoted at any stage of his four-year stay in Yorkshire.

Gray’s departure could be the first of many this summer, with Crysencio Summerville and Wilfried Gnonto both linked with moves away from the club.

Writer’s View

This is a clever clause which suits Leeds. They may still have to meet Tottenham’s initial valuation but will only do so if they earn themselves promotion. In doing so, they will see revenue increase, meaning they will be in a better position to afford the difference. Whilst there is no indication of what fee they would have to pay, but an assumption can be made that it is seven figures.

For Rodon, this move can see him build on the excellent campaign he had at Elland Road last season. He can play a key role in their push for a top two finish, where they will be one of the favourites to earn promotion.

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