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Report: £11m Spurs star set to hand Nuno Santo huge summer boost

Spurs manager Nuno Santo is set to get a big pre-season boost in the form of Joe Rodon, who could be back from injury much earlier than expected.

Football.London claims that Rodon could actually return to pre-season training earlier than anticipated. The Wales star was expected back at the end of the month.

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However, Rodon could well return earlier due to the fact he’s deemed as one of the least tired members of the squad. His lack of action last season – in the main – means he’s likely to be ready to return sooner.

That could well be a huge boost for new Spurs boss Santo. The ex-Wolves man is keen to get to work quickly with his new squad. Therefore, having as many players back as quickly as possible is ideal for the Portuguese.

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Rodon played a key role for Wales in the Euros. Since signing from Swansea for £11m, the defender had to show patience before a run of four starts in a row in March and April helped his cause.

Big season

Joe Rodon faces a big season next year. Both on a personal level, and in terms of Spurs in general.

It’s a period of change for the club. Santo, along with Fabio Paratici, will be hoping for a big summer of incomings. However, for people like Rodon, it’s a chance to really impress as well.

He did well enough in the games he played last season. Further, he’s also played well for Wales. His return to pre-season is a boost for Santo, and could play into Rodon’s hands as well.

However, reports have suggested today that Rodon may also be loaned out as Santo overhauls the squad.

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