Rennes close to signing a Tottenham defender on loan

In lack of playing time at Tottenham, Welsh international Joe Rodon (24) could relaunch in Ligue 1, on the side of Stade Rennais. It should be loaned with an option to buy.

Bruno Genesio has been repeating it for several days, he is waiting for reinforcements in defense. With the departure of Nayef Aguerd, who signed up for 35 million euros with West Ham, and the injury of Warmed Omari, who had pubic surgery in June and was absent for another two months, the need to recruit centrals is becoming urgent at Rennais Stadium.

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The Breton club thought it was doing well by offering 20 million euros to Fenerbah├že to buy out the last three years of South Korean international Kim Min-Jae’s contract, but he finally said yes to Naples. After the failure of this transfer, the Red and Blacks have activated another track which will this time succeed: arrived in Brittany on Wednesday, the Belgian Arthur Theate (22 years old) will commit from Bologna for around 20 million euros. euros. But that’s not all.

Lack of playing time at Tottenham

According to the British daily The Telegraph and the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Rennes would be close to obtaining the loan for one season from Joe Rodon, a 24-year-old Welsh defender (28 caps) who has been playing for two years at Tottenham. A purchase option of up to 20 million euros could be integrated into this deal.

Bought from Swansea in 2020 for 12 million euros, Rodon played 19 games in all competitions in his first season with Spurs, then only 10 in 2021-2022. Very little used by Antonio Conte, he could therefore relaunch in Ligue 1, in a club he had faced in September. He was aligned at Roazhon Park in the draw conceded by Tottenham in the Europa Conference League (2-2) in the group stage.

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