The 22-year-old Welsh international has impressed Steve Cooper’s side at Swansea in the league and is now set to beat the domestic transfer deadline on Friday and complete his move to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Sky Sports News understands that work is underway to finalize the deal and personal conditions should not be an issue.
Tottenham’s interest in Rodon has been a long-standing one, with Sky Sports News reporting earlier this month the two clubs had started talks about a move for the player.
Jose Mourinho has signaled his willingness to strengthen Tottenham’s central defensive options, having previously added full-backs Matt Doherty and Sergio Reguilon in the international transfer window.
There could be a Tottenham outgoing, too, with Bournemouth in advanced talks with Tottenham to sign defender Cameron Carter-Vickers on loan for the season.
Joe Rodon to become a Spurs star?
Earlier this summer, Sky Sports EFL pundits Danny Higginbotham and Andy Hinchcliffe assessed Rodon’s attributes as part of the Future Star series and explained why he was such a special talent.
“He’s right up there in terms of position for his age,” Andy Hinchcliffe said. “I think what you tend to do with young center-backs is look at the Premier League greats. You look at Rio Ferdinand and John Terry and there are elements of both in Rodon’s play.
“What I want from a center-back is someone who likes to defend. Yes, they can play, but they don’t just like defending, they really want to defend – they want to get in the sights, they want to stop the opposition from scoring. This is what we see with Rodon. When the ball is there to be won, he wins it. ”
Jose Mourinho: Why Arsène Wenger didn’t mention me in his book
Jose Mourinho says that Arsene Wenger did not mention him in his autobiography “because he never beat me”.
Former Arsenal manager Wenger posted a new autobiography this week titled ‘My Life in Red and White’, but the exclusion of his former nemesis, Mourinho, has not gone unnoticed.
When asked to explain his absence in the book, Tottenham boss Mourinho said: “Because he never beat me.
“You’re not going to make a 12 or 14 game chapter and never win one.
“So why should he be talking about me in his book.” A book is one thing to make you happy to make you proud. So I fully understand the situation.
Harry Kane plays under Jose Mourinho
Harry Kane evolves as a creator and as a goalscorer under Jose Mourinho at Tottenham, writes Nick Wright.
One of Jose Mourinho’s first acts as Tottenham manager was to summon Harry Kane to his office for a meeting. In it, as shown in All or nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, he said he could help him “build his status” as one of the best players in the world. “That’s my goal,” Kane replied. ” I want to be [like] Ronaldo et Messi. »
Mourinho said Kane could ‘explode’ under the guidance of a manager who already enjoys that status – ‘my profile, I’m a bit like that as a coach,’ he added – and given both names that Kane himself mentioned, the assumption was that the explosion was referring to his rating rate.
A year later, however, and Mourinho’s plan for Kane is different from how it was initially viewed. Rather than focusing on increasing his goal scoring, he wants Kane to become a player who creates as well as scores, a player who serves the team in many ways.