KEY POINTS

  • Tottenham is expected to make the most out of Joe Rodon's talent
  • Jose Mourinho lauds Tottenham management for the club's transfer moves
  • Rodon starts a new chapter in his career with the Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur signed Joe Rodon from Swansea City before the domestic transfer deadline closed Friday. The Spurs were looking for a central midfielder, and Jose Mourinho finally landed one in the 22-year-old after failing to get anything done with Milan Skriniar of Inter Milan and Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea.

ESPN reported, citing unnamed sources, that the deal for Rodon is worth an initial £11 million ($14.2 million) and will include an additional £4 million ($5.17 million) in add-ons. The deal lasts until 2025. The offer is a slight improvement from the initial £10m ($12.9 million) that the Spurs had tendered.

Despite the signing, Rodon may not suit up for the Spurs in their Sunday Premier League clash with West Ham United. He is also unlikely to play in the Europa League group stage matches.

Regardless, Jose Mourinho is expected to wait until the Welsh player can play. But aside from that, he lauded chairman Daniel Levy and technical performance director Steve Hitchen, who worked hard to pull off deals for the club.

"In my analysis of the team's needs and evolution we were talking about different targets but I never thought we would go so far as we did, especially because of the moment and I can only praise what the board did for the team," Mourinho said via Football London.

Rodon becomes the latest addition to Tottenham following the earlier acquisition of Matt Doherty and Sergio Reguilon. The 23-year-old Spanish player is seen as a special talent and someone who is not afraid to take the big shots, Sky Sports reported.

Talks between Tottenham and Swansea City started earlier this month, with West Ham another club interested in the Welsh footballer. Rodon has spent most of his professional football career at Liberty Stadium, although he was sent out on loan in 2018 to Cheltenham.

In related news, the Spurs sent out Cameron Carter-Vickers to Bournemouth on a season-long loan. Tottenham also picked up an option to extend the contract of the 22-year-old center-back by a year to make sure that he returns and won't walk away for free after his loan spell.

Joe Rodon of Wales Joe Rodon of Wales Photo: Getty Images | Athena Pictures