Tottenham have accomplished the signing of Swansea defender Joe Rodon in a deal value an preliminary £11m rising to £15m, topic to worldwide clearance.
The 22-year-old Wales worldwide impressed for Steve Cooper’s aspect within the Championship and has now accomplished his transfer to north London.
Rodon has signed a contract till 2025 and can put on the No 14 shirt on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham’s curiosity in Rodon was long-standing, with Sky Sports News reporting earlier this month the two clubs had opened talks over a transfer for the participant.
Jose Mourinho made it identified of his need to strengthen Tottenham’s central defensive choices, having already added full-backs Matt Doherty and Sergio Reguilon in the course of the worldwide switch window.
In the meantime, Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has joined Bournemouth on a season-long mortgage deal. The 22-year-old got here via Spurs’ academy and has made 4 first-team appearances.
Earlier this summer time, Sky Sports activities EFL pundits Danny Higginbotham and Andy Hinchcliffe assessed Rodon’s attributes as a part of the Future Star collection and defined why he’s such a particular expertise.
“He is proper up there by way of place for his age,” stated Andy Hinchcliffe. “I believe what you are inclined to do with younger centre-halves is have a look at the greats of the Premier League. You have a look at Rio Ferdinand and John Terry and there are parts of each in Rodon’s sport.
“What I need from a centre-half is somebody who likes to defend. Sure, they will play, however they do not similar to defending, they actually need to defend – they need to get within the line of fireside, they need to cease the opposition scoring. That is what we see with Rodon. When the ball is there to be received, he wins it.”
Swansea signal Bennett from Wolves
Swansea have handled Rodon’s departure by finishing the signing of Ryan Bennett from Wolves, topic to worldwide clearance.
The 30-year-old centre-half has signed a three-year contract and can put on the No 2 shirt.
He turns into Swansea’s third deadline-day signing, following the arrivals of Kasey Palmer and Joel Latibeaudiere.
The previous England U21 worldwide brings a wealth of expertise with over 100 Championship appearances to his title, in addition to Premier League stints with Norwich, Wolves and Leicester.
Jose Mourinho says Arsene Wenger didn’t point out him in his autobiography “as a result of he by no means beat me”.
Former Arsenal supervisor Wenger has this week launched a brand new autobiography known as, ‘My Life In Purple And White’, however the exclusion of his former foe, Mourinho, has not gone unnoticed.
Requested to elucidate his absence from the ebook, Tottenham boss Mourinho stated: “As a result of he by no means beat me.
“You aren’t going to do a chapter about 12 or 14 matches and by no means profitable one.
“So why ought to he discuss me in his ebook. A ebook is a factor to make you content to make you proud. So I perceive completely the scenario.”
Harry Kane is evolving right into a creator in addition to a goalscorer beneath Jose Mourinho at Tottenham, writes Nick Wright.
Certainly one of Jose Mourinho’s first acts as Tottenham supervisor was to summon Harry Kane to his workplace for a gathering. In it, as proven in All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, he stated he might assist him “construct his standing” as one of many world’s finest gamers. “That is my goal,” replied Kane. “I need to be [like] Ronaldo and Messi.”
Mourinho stated Kane might “explode” beneath the steerage of a supervisor who already enjoys that standing – “my profile, I’m little bit like that as a coach,” he added – and given the 2 names Kane talked about himself, the belief was that the explosion referred to his scoring price.
A 12 months on, nevertheless, and Mourinho’s plan for Kane seems to be completely different to the way it was initially perceived. Somewhat than fixating on growing his purpose tally, he needs Kane to turn out to be a participant who creates in addition to scores, a participant who serves the group in a number of methods.