Report: Tottenham could soon have 'complete player' back in their ranks
Tottenham Hotspur could find themselves with Joe Rodon back at Hotspur Way over the coming weeks.
The Wales international joined Spurs from Swansea in October 2020, but has struggled for game time at N17.
To date, the £11million signing has made just 24 first-team appearances for Tottenham.
Rodon has only made two starts for Antonio Conte, and neither of those were in the Premier League.
In August, the 25-year-old swapped Spurs for French top-flight outfit Rennes on a season-long loan.
The Ligue 1 outfit also have an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.
The outlet claims Rodon has lost his first-team spot to Christopher Wooh, not starting a game since October.
In addition, the French outfit will soon have another centre-back – Warmed Omari – back from long-term injury.
This would see Rodon drop to fourth in the pecking order. As a result, Rennes are reportedly looking at ending his loan early.
In addition, the player himself is apparently open to a return to Tottenham for the second half of the season.
Could ‘top-class centre-half’ fight his way into Spurs first-team?
It’ll be interesting to see what Conte and Fabio Paratici make of Rennes’ apparent intention to end Rodon’s loan early.
They would’ve been hoping that the defender impressed there, and the club would take up their purchase option.
Instead, Tottenham may now have to find another solution for a player Conte has deemed surplus to requirements.
Admittedly, Spurs’ defence hasn’t been great, so there’s always the chance Rodon may try to fight for a first-team place.
After all, Rodon has impressed for Wales, with Rob Page calling him a “complete player” and a “top-class centre-half”.
So we’ll see what happens in the coming weeks.
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