Spurs seal late move for Welsh defender Rodon on deadline day

Amount Tottenham Hotspur Will Pay For Joe Rodon Identified

With the domestic transfer window now closed, it appears Tottenham Hotspur sealed a deal to sign highly rated centre-back Joe Rodon from Swansea City for around £11m plus add-ons.

Rodon, who had previously been linked with West Ham, has played 52 Championship games for Swansea since breaking into the first team during the 2018-19 season.

The centre-back has also become a regular for Wales, starting all three of his country's matches during the recent global break to bring his total caps to seven.

Rondon joins Wales compatriots Ben Davies and Gareth Bale in North London, with the latter set to make his second debut for the club this weekend.

The 22-year-old is in line to make his debut against LASK in Europa League. @spursofficial  Twitter
The 22-year-old is in line to make his debut against LASK in Europa League. @spursofficial Twitter

Inbound transfers between English clubs and other countries were last allowed on 5 October, but 16 October was the deadline for transfers between Premier League sides and clubs below in England. He called the long-serving Spurs chairman Daniel Levy a "genius".

Rodon's signing takes their reported transfer spend to a little under £100 million, less than seven months on from their initial decision to impose a 20 per cent pay cut on 550 staff members due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

"In such a hard period where I always believed we were not able to reach some of the targets, the club did an incredible effort".



Latest news

Zverev downs hobbled Harris to make Cologne semi-finals
US Open runner-up Alexander Zverev clinched the Cologne ATP title on Sunday beating Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-3. Victory gave Zverev his 12th ATP title and his third on home soil after he won the Munich Open in 2017 and 2018.

Iran says United Nations arms embargo on Tehran has been lifted
The US upped the ante against Iran since withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear agreement in 2018, by reinstalling sanctions. There is concern in Iran that softening relations between Gulf nations and the U.S. could unlock further sales.

'Women's March' against Trump administration in Washington, other major cities
A similar number of people gathered in Brooklyn, Ginsburg's hometown, with one protester's sign reading: "Ruth Sent Us". The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Barrett's confirmation on October 22.

Princess Beatrice thanks fans three months after surprise wedding
Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo, 37, suprised everyone when they secretly married mid pandemic on July 17. Princess Beatrice opened up about her big day during a video call with Forget Me Not Children's Hospice recently.

U.S government posts record deficit of $3.1 trillion in 2020
Democrats and the White House inch closer to compromising on a bill set to cost between $1.8 trillion and $2.2 trillion. At the start of the 2020 fiscal year, the US government had been forecast to rack up a $1 trillion deficit.

Other news