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Alasdair Gold thinks Rennes will permanently buy Tottenham’s Joe Rodon but on two conditions

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Rennes could permanently buy Tottenham Hotspur’s Joe Rodon but on two conditions

Tottenham Hotspur sent out Joe Rodon to Stade de Rennais on a season-long loan this summer with an option to buy for 20 million Euros.

The Wales international was seeing next to no playing time under manager Antonio Conte. It was important for him to play regularly, especially with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Rodon, despite his struggle for playing time at Spurs, has been a regular under Wales manager Robert Page. He has played in 14 games across competitions for the Ligue 1 outfit, scoring once in the process.

He has, however, missed their last five league games due to a red card suspension as well as a minor flu. He was an unused substitute in two of those. Football.London journalist Alasdair Gold hosted a Q&A session, where he was asked if Rodon could permanently head to Rennes.

The Spurs expert replied by saying that if Rodon has a good World Cup and he manages to retain his place in manager Bruno Genesio’s squad, then there is no reason why the French team won’t meet his buy option.

“Rennes have an option to buy Rodon so you would expect they’ll take it if he comes back from the World Cup, impresses in Qatar and starts regularly again in France because he’ll be worth more than the 20m euros they’ll pay for him.”

The 25-year-old is at a point in his life where he would want to be playing regularly. These are his prime years.

Joe Rodon has struggled to get game time under Antonio Conte. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Joe Rodon has struggled to get game time under Antonio Conte. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

It’s hard to imagine him being a regular for the Lilywhites right now. Rodon is good, but not at a level where he can displace Ben Davies, Eric Dier, and Cristian Romero in our back three.

And that is itself a backline that needs reinforcement and arguably, an upgrade. If Rodon isn’t happy with a place on the bench on a regular basis, then perhaps it is best to part ways.

Spurs were clearly comfortable with putting in a buy option and the amount isn’t low for a player that doesn’t really fit into our starting XI on a regular basis. Wales play against the USA, Iran, and England at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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Hopefully, Rodon, as well as our Davies, have a good World Cup together. For the former, it would mean an increase in his stocks and the likeliness of Rennes meeting his buy option.

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