Tottenham confirm Joe Rodon transfer as Jose Mourinho adds eighth summer recruit

Tottenham have confirmed the £15million signing of Joe Rodon from Swansea on the final day of the domestic transfer window.

Jose Mourinho had already added seven new recruits to his Spurs squad this summer, forking out £75million on the likes of Sergio Reguilon and Matt Doherty.

Gareth Bale has also returned to the club on a season-long loan move from Real Madrid, having fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu.

Yet while the international transfer window closed over a week ago, Premier League sides are still able to sign players from the Championship, League One or League Two before Friday’s domestic deadline.

And Spurs have confirmed that Rodon, 22, has completed a permanent switch from Swansea on the final day of the window.

The Wales centre-back has been handed the No.14 shirt by Mourinho, who was keen to buy him before the original deadline day on October 5.

He racked up 54 appearances in his time at Swansea, but spent the majority of last season watching on from the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Spurs confirmed Rodon’s five-year deal with a hilarious video on Twitter, which shows international team-mates Bale and Ben Davies ‘refusing’ to let him in to the club’s training ground.

As Davies answers the telephone at reception, Bale laughs: “Send him back!”

But the Madrid star then adds: “Ok… you can let him in!”

Despite the prank, Rodon is delighted to have finalised his move.

“It hasn’t really hit me yet,” the youngster said.

“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.

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“It’s been a great week and to finish it off in this way is a dream come true."

“I always loved playing football, and here I am. It’s what every kid wants to do. I used to go to the park and play football every day, you just grow to love it.”

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