Tottenham handed Joe Rodon transfer boost as Swansea boss teases big-money move

Swansea boss Steve Cooper understands why a move to Tottenham would be an attractive proposition for Joe Rodon, but insists there has been no “movement” in negotiations. The only position Spurs were unable to bring another option in during the European transfer window was at centre-back.

Jan Vertonghen left the club as a free agent with Jose Mourinho keen to bring a replacement.

Milan Skriniar was Tottenham’s top transfer target, but Inter Milan’s asking price proved too much.

Spurs have since turned their attention to Swansea defender Rodon with the Championship side reportedly looking for £18million.

Cooper insists Swansea will not entertain any cut-price offers for their prized asset.

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But he does suggest that Rodon is at least “excited” about the prospect of joining Mourinho’s side.

“No movement as far as I know. We haven’t seen Joe for a couple of weeks because he’s been away with Wales,” Cooper said.

“I’ve not had a chance to speak to him. I do recognise there’s been a lot of stuff in the media but I don’t know how far down the line that is.

“What I will say is that if we are to sell an asset we have something to show for it.

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“Whether that’s the right number in terms of a fee, and some reinvestment and good players coming in.

“I don’t know how far down the line any move for any of our players is.

“To move from a Championship club to a big 6 club. It’s difficult for a player not to be excited about that.

“I understand that. We all want to get to that level.”

But Cooper is still planning on having Rodon available to play in Swansea’s match against Huddersfield on Saturday.

“We’ll all always plan to have him involved,” he added.

“Until something changes, you have to carry on. I’ve not seen him yet as I said.

“I look forward to catching up with all the internationals later.”

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