Leeds United has started working behind the scenes on a deal to recruit Joe Rodon permanently from Tottenham Hotspur, according to Daniel Farke.
Since coming to Elland Road on loan last summer, Rodon has been brilliant, but Leeds cannot purchase the center back, so if they want to make the trade permanent, they must speak with Spurs.
Leeds has reportedly begun talks with Spurs about signing the Welshman, according to a report published by Football Insider on Thursday. The article further explains that the Championship club is aware that if they wait until next summer, they may face stiff competition for the defender.
According to the newspaper, the former Swansea player may fetch up to £20 million by the end of the current campaign due to increased interest in his talents.
Joe Rodon during his training
Farke affirms that Leeds United is in negotiations to sign Joe Rodon.
Now that Rodon is a Leeds player, Farke has acknowledged that there is work being done behind the scenes. The German coach has expressed his satisfaction with Rodon’s performances thus far this season.
In response to a question concerning the club’s purported pursuit of the Tottenham player, he stated (via TEAMtalk): “We are working behind the scenes. Without a doubt, Joe makes us more than pleased.
You can tell how much wearing this white shirt means to him as he grows more and more into a leader role in this group. He simply enjoys being her. He is really important. We couldn’t be happier.
“He will stay with us until the end of the season, but we would like him to stay a little bit longer. Right now, it is not an urgent topic.”
Managers rarely discuss contract discussions in public, but Farke may be acting with knowing that other teams are currently unable to pursue Rodon because he will be spending the remainder of the season on loan at Leeds.
The 47-year-old seems to be adamant that the Wales international wants to finish his career at Elland Road.