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Levy’s hardball could cost Spurs in the Joe Rodon transfer tussle

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy could soon lose out on one of the club’s reported transfer targets and he’ll only have himself to blame…

What’s the word?

According to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, Spurs have bid just £7m with add-ons for Swansea City centre-back Joe Rodon, an offer which is likely to be rebuffed with the Championship outfit looking for £20m.

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And now Premier League rivals Leicester City have entered the race to clinch the impressive 22-year-old whilst West Ham and Sheffield United are also said to have an interest.

The Foxes, however, would want a move in January or in the summer but Rodon is keen to make the step-up as soon as possible.

Hardball mistake

So it’s time for Levy to stop playing his tough-negotiating hardball game.

£7m is quite frankly an insult considering the Welshman’s talents and potential, and now the door has been practically opened for the north Londoners to secure him over their rivals as he’s dreaming of that top-flight switch right now.

Rodon leaked three goals to England in midweek but has enjoyed a solid start to the Championship season – via WhoScored, he’s averaging a whopping 7.8 clearances, 5.3 aerials won, 2.3 interceptions and over an 80% passing accuracy per game.

Standing at 6 foot 4 inches, the Swans colossus is taller than all of Spurs’ current defensive options, meaning he’s going to be a bigger threat at either end of the pitch and that’s reinforced by his aerial numbers this term.

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Record transfer fee paid?

Having lost both Jan Vertonghen and Juan Foyth during the summer transfer window, Jose Mourinho could really do with an additional option to supplement first-choice duo Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez alongside Toby Alderweireld.

Lauded as a “special talent” by Sky Sports, who have also likened his playing style to both John Terry and Rio Ferdinand, it would be an unforgivable mistake to miss out on yet another target just because Levy thinks he can pay a cheaper price.

Look how that turned out with Jack Grealish and many others.

AND in other news, £80m sensation continues to show why he’s Levy’s greatest mistake…

Article title: Levy’s hardball could cost Spurs in the Joe Rodon transfer tussle

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