Spurs’ stance on loan star Joe Rodon astounded pundits
Leeds United will not consider paying Tottenham £20 million for defender Joe Rodon, according to Carlton Palmer.
Since joining Elland Road on a season-long loan from Premier League team Spurs in August, the Wales international has made an impression.
According to a TEAMtalk report from Tuesday, November 14, Tottenham may be open to selling Rodon to Leeds for £20 million in the upcoming season.
Palmer, though, maintains that Leeds will never be able to afford that amount as long as they play in the Championship.
He told Football League World [November 17] that “there is no way Leeds would pay that amount of money at present for a player who is untested in the Premier League and that amount of money would be rich for them.”
“Should they remain in the Championship, that would still be too rich for them. I can see why Spurs are asking for that type of money for Joe, having given £11 million for the player in 2020, signing him from Swansea City.”
“Although he is only 26 years old and is probably going to reach his prime, I can see them making their money back on a player who is unquestionably talented.” I see them receiving £11–£12 million in compensation for this player.
Considering that Rodon was reportedly wanted by Tottenham for £50 million in the summer [Phil Hay], this is a great deal.
However, as Palmer says, Leeds are not in a position to be spending a further £20m on a player as long as they remain outside of the Premier League.
Should they earn promotion this campaign, though, with Rodon playing a key part at the back, then this is a deal they should seriously pursue.
Rodon’s future will be, to put it mildly, uncertain if that does not occur. Spurs are probably going to find the best offer for the centre back.
Given their defensive crisis, it is even more surprising that the Lilywhites loaned out the Welshman in the first place.
Leeds needs to make the most of having Rodon in their ranks, even if he is only in West Yorkshire for a year.