Leeds United, Ipswich Town and Leicester target 26-year-old Tottenham star-he wants to leave this summer

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Last season Joe Rodon started 42 of the 43 Championship games he played for Leeds United.

Tottenham have options to sell Wales defender Joe Rodon, with Leeds United, newly promoted Ipswich Town, and Leicester City all showing interest this summer. The Welsh defender spent last season on loan at Elland Road, enjoying a stellar campaign and helping Leeds reach the Championship play-offs where they lost to Southampton.

Rodon joined Spurs from Swansea in 2020 but has struggled to break into the first team. He struggled also under Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo, Antonio Conte and now Ange Postecoglou.

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Tottenham extended his contract by a year, and while they are open to an outright sale, it would require meeting their valuation.

Sources close to Rodon suggest he is willing to leave North London permanently after proving his worth at Leeds. Ipswich, returning to the Premier League after 26 years, and Leicester, in talks with Graham Potter for their managerial position, are also interested in him according to a report on Football.London. Leeds manager Daniel Farke is a huge fan of Rodon, complicating the deal as Leeds may need to outbid their Premier League rivals if they are to bring him back to Elland Road this summer.

Tottenham is in a strong position

Having extended Rodon’s contract to ensure a significant transfer fee. Spurs manager Postecoglou is still seeking another central defender, and sources indicate that Argentine World Cup-winning defender Cristian Romero is not for sale, despite reports linking him to Real Madrid.

Last season Tottenham hit the jackpot with the signing of Micky van de Ven but the permanent exit of Eric Dier and Japhet Tanganga has created space in the wage bill and they’re likely to bring in another top-class defender to strengthen the team ahead of league and Europa League commitments.

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