Spurs confirm Rodon deal

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of highly-rated central defender, Joe Rodon, from Sky Bet Championship outfit, Swansea City for a fee believed to be in the region of £11m.

The 22-year-old has put pen to paper on a five-year deal with the North Londoners having previously progressed through the ranks at Swansea as well as with the Welsh national side, for whom he has gleaned seven caps.

The player was clearly delighted to get deal done: “It hasn’t really hit me yet,” he told www.tottenhamhotspur.com.

“It’s a massive honour. This is a massive club, and I can’t wait to get started… coming from my boyhood club to this position is only something I could have dreamed of. It’s been a great week and to finish it off in this way is a dream come true.”

Rodon will now link up with Wales teammates, Ben Davies and Gareth Bale: “It’s a great story and to join Ben here now is even better for me,” he added.

“Ben and Gareth are two massive players for Wales, and hopefully they can help me settle in quickly and make me feel even more welcome. Yes, that was a big part for me. Hopefully, it all goes perfectly.

“As everyone knows, Jose Mourinho is one of the biggest managers in the world, and all I can do is be excited, learn every day and hopefully take it all on board.

“I’m not looking too far, just to take each day as it comes, hopefully improve and become a better player, and take it from there.”

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Brian Jeeves

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