Joe Rodon in France to complete his loan move to Rennes

Tottenham defender Joe Rodon is in France to complete his loan move to Rennes with the Wales international keen to play regularly ahead of November’s World Cup

  • The centre-back found opportunities under Antonio Conte difficult to come by
  • Joe Rodon will head to Qatar in the early winter with Wales for the World Cup
  • Opportunity at Rennes allows the defender to get up to match sharpness ahead of the tournament 

Tottenham defender Joe Rodon is in France ahead of sealing his loan move to Rennes.

The 24-year-old Wales international is eager to play regularly ahead of the World Cup and will sign his contract on Sunday. Rennes have an option to make the deal permanent for £17miliion.

Tottenham remain keen to offload Giovani Lo Celso, who is a target for Villarreal, Japhet Tanganga, who is discussing a loan to AC Milan, Tanguy Ndombele, Bryan Gil, Sergio Reguilon and Harry Winks. Pape Matar Sarr will also be allowed out on loan.

Joe Rodon will depart Tottenham for Rennes on loan with the French club having an option to buy

Antonio Conte has been granted the ability to craft the squad in his image this summer, with the Daniel Levy keen to keep the Italian happy as Tottenham look to build upon their strong finish to last season. 

The club have brought in a number of expensive signings including Richarlison from Everton and Yves Bissouma from Brighton and will need to offload unwanted stars before the summer is out.

Tottenham finished fourth last season, pipping local rivals Arsenal to the final Champions League place on the last day of the season, and will be hoping Conte can improve them further this coming campaign. 

The Wales international is keen to get game time ahead of November’s World Cup in Qatar

Meanwhile, Ben Davies extended his contract at the club earlier this week and spoke about what an exciting time it is to be at the club under Conte. 

The Italian is a serial league title winner, having won the Scudetto in Italy with two separate clubs as well as the Premier League with Chelsea. Tottenham fans will hope he can bring some of that magic to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this season. 

‘After last season and the summer this club has had there is no more exciting time than right now to be at this club,’ he said. 

‘We’ve brought players in we hope will improve us as a squad and make us more competitive throughout the season.’

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