World News – GB – Spurs headline the night as Levy used his contacts to seal Rodon deal


Tottenham closed the signing of Joe Rodon from Swansea City on the last day of the domestic transfer window, with a deal worth £ 11million – more add-ons agreed between the two clubs

However, footballLondon understands that 24 hours before the window closed, both sides were still far apart in their assessment of the center-back

At this point a deal seemed unlikely, but on Friday morning a breakthrough was made and Rodon traveled to Hotspur Way to complete the formalities of his medical conditions and agree to his personal terms

Rodon’s signing was approved by Jose Mourinho and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy used his relationship with Jonathan Barnett, the agent who represents both Gareth Bale and the 22-year-old center-back, to negotiate the agreement

Rodon’s arrival has left Mourinho delighted with Spurs business in a difficult transfer window due to the Covid-19 pandemic

« In my analysis of the needs and the evolution of the team, we were talking about different goals but I never thought that we would go as far as we did, especially because of the timing and I can only praise what the board has done for the team »

Gareth Bale has resumed training during the international break and could make his second debut at Tottenham this weekend after his loan transfer from Real Madrid

It remains to be seen how Mourinho will deploy the former Real star, who shone in a wide and central attacking midfielder position in his first stint in north London, but who is now 31 and a very strong player. different

« Gareth might not be that box-to-box player he was five or six years ago, when he was quite into using his pace, » Hoddle said on the podcast Glenn Hoddle Footy Show

« Now he could be just as much a creator if he is played deeper or if he sinks deeper, like Harry Kane did when he recently scored all four goals for Son Heung- Min in Southampton I can see Bale doing this for Kane

« I think Bale has the sensational ability to pass, he’s not just a ‘runner’ among defenders, I can see him as the creator the team may be missing Gareth has always been the one who also has this ability to pass the ball, he can play with his head held high « 

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has revealed that club staff laughed at him when he said his ambition was to win the Premier League title at White Hart Lane after leaving the PSV in 2008

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In an interview with ESPN Brasil this week, the goalkeeper, who retired this summer after a six-year stint at Watford, said: “The difference between my time and this time I arrived at Tottenham and my interview was like, « Gomes, why did you come here? You left PSV and what are your intentions? « 

Gomes continued: « Mauricio Pochettino for me is a football genius He transformed the way Tottenham played He put in a methodology that Tottenham didn’t have

« In my day we couldn’t go out and play I had to kick Peter Crouch so we could get the second ball »

Gareth Bale, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Real Madrid CF, Manchester United FC, José Mourinho, Premier League

World news – UK – Spurs headline the night as Levy was using his contacts to seal the deal with Rodon


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