January 16, 2024

Every Leeds United supporter will want to sign Joe Rodon permanently since he is rapidly growing to be a fan favorite at Elland Road, but Alasdair Gold of Football London explains why that might not be easy.


Rodon, 26, has excelled for Leeds as a back. On Saturday, he played in his 25th game for the team and contributed to ten clean sheets. Even when others change, the Wales star stays a rock at the back.


Liam Cooper and Pascal Struijk’s injuries have made it difficult for Charlie Cresswell to break into the starting lineup, while Rodon has been playing with a different partner every week. The former Swansea star is still brilliant, though.


According to reports, Spurs are willing to let Rodon leave and would need to pay £20 million to do so. This month will tell whether Leeds is prepared to budge in response to Tottenham’s demands.


Leeds may of course pursue a reduced fee for Rodon considering that come the summer, his contract with Tottenham will enter its last 12 months. Leeds might encounter difficulties in a deal for him, as Gold argues.


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“Leeds supporters are begging for their team to sign the 26-year-old on a permanent basis, but that was not included in the initial loan agreement. This implies that talks with Spurs will be necessary for the Yorkshire club.


“His performance this season has only raised the interest in and worth of him. Leeds may try to close a deal early this month since there may be a transfer battle in the summer, according to discussions, Gold said.



Leeds might have to wait to find out if they will receive the financial boost necessary to return to the Premier League, which might give other teams a chance to recruit the Welshman in the summer.


Alasdair Gold explains why the Joe Rodon signing could be challenging for Leeds.

As Gold states, Leeds will undoubtedly make every effort to reach an agreement that allows Rodon to stay at Elland Road past the summer. However, it might depend on being promoted to the Premier League.


When asked if he intended to sign a permanent contract with Leeds, Rodon merely stated that he was not in a position to respond at this time. There will be a protracted and maybe agonizing wait before a decision is made.


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