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25-year-old Tottenham player's value could sky rocket at the World Cup, Conte hasn’t played him this season
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25-year-old Tottenham player's value could sky rocket at the World Cup, Conte hasn’t played him this season

Tottenham Hotspur may well be using the World Cup to scout a number of potential transfer targets.

However, it’s also a platform for several of their players to put themselves in the shop window.

In a Q+A with fans, journalist Alasdair Gold was asked about a number of players.

One question in particular asked Gold about a forgotten player in north London.

Spurs fans might get a glimpse of Joe Rodon today when he turns out for Wales against the USA.

The centre-back was sent on loan to Rennes in the summer, and has been in decent form.

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The Welshman has played 14 times in all competitions, and has already opened his account in Ligue 1.

Rodon helped Stade Rennais stay unbeaten in the Europa League, and they’ll face Shakhtar Donetsk in a play-off in February.

Gold reports that Rennes have an option to buy the 25-year-old in the summer for £17.3m.

However, Rodon’s value could sky rocket if he has a good World Cup, and it could end up being an absolute bargain for the French side.

Rodon’s value could sky rocket at the World Cup

Wales will fancy their chances of progressing past the group stages in Qatar.

They face a tough opening game against the USA tonight with the winner giving themselves a fantastic chance of progressing.

Rob Page’s side will need to beat Iran to reach the knockout stages, before their clash with England.

Both teams will want to have secured their place in the last-16 before that game.

Rodon is likely to start in the middle of a back-three for Wales alongside Ben Davies.

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The Welsh typically rely on a solid central defensive structure that allows their wide players to bomb forward.

With a three-at-the-back system becoming more and more common, if Rodon can impress in that role then clubs will start to pay attention.

Rodon’s value could sky rocket if that happens, and Spurs could be miss out if Rennes activate their buy clause.

Having only played for Antonio Conte five times before being sent on loan, the Italian may have ditch the Welshman too quickly.

Page believes Rodon is the ‘complete player’, but he never did enough to convince Conte he was good enough for Spurs.

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