Tottenham and Swansea agree Joe Rodon fee with Jose Mourinho set to complete late transfer

Tottenham and Swansea have agreed a fee for centre-back Joe Rodon, according to reports. Despite the international transfer window closing on October 5, Premier League and EFL clubs have still been allowed to do deals between each other. And it appears Tottenham are set to sign Wales star Rodon on the final day of the domestic window.

The two clubs had until 5pm today to get a deal sorted before the window shut.

Tottenham had a bid rejected of around £7m for Rodon earlier this month.

Swansea were hoping for as much as £18m for the centre-back but Spurs were attempting to lower the asking price.

And now The Telegraph are reporting that Tottenham have finally agreed a fee to sign the 22-year-old.

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Rodon has made 54 appearances for Swansea since making his debut in 2018.

The Wales international started all three of his country’s matches in the recent international break.

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Tottenham have been on the lookout for a new centre-back following the departure of Jan Vertonghen at the end of last season.

And it appears Jose Mourinho has chosen Rodon to bolster his resources at the back.

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Swansea are reportedly set to replace Rodon by signing Ryan Bennett from Wolves.

Meanwhile, former England left-back Andy Hinchcliffe is a huge fan of Rodon and has compared him to Rio Ferdinand and John Terry.

“He’s right up there in terms of position for his age,” Hinchcliffe told Sky Sports.

“I think what you tend to do with young centre-halves is look at the greats of the Premier League. You look at Rio Ferdinand and John Terry and there are elements of both in Rodon’s game.

“What I want from a centre-half is someone who loves to defend. Yes, they can play, but they don’t just like defending, they really want to defend – they want to get in the line of fire, they want to stop the opposition scoring.

“That’s what we see with Rodon. When the ball is there to be won, he wins it.”

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