Michael Brown has questioned whether Daniel Levy or Jose Mourinho is the driving force behind a move for Swansea City defender Joe Rodon at Tottenham.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs and Leeds United midfielder suggested that a raid for the 22-year-old Wales international has all the trademarks of a typical Lilywhites signing.
As revealed by Football Insider, Tottenham are in transfer talks with Swansea and have offered up a number of avenues, including a potential swap deal, to try and strike a deal before Friday’s domestic transfer deadline.
Brown admits he is not sure whether Spurs will have enough time to seal the centre-back’s capture and suggests that it is a “Daniel Levy deal”.
Asked if he thought Spurs would get the deal done before the deadline, Brown told Football Insider: “I really don’t know, you see all the swap deals and the amount of deals that are potentially going on now that we’re seeing.
“I spoke to some clubs yesterday about, literally, the deals they’ve got and how long they’re taking to get over the line. I don’t know, again, it’s a Daniel Levy deal isn’t it?
“That’s what he does, he tries to get the best deal for his football club, he’s very good at it but he wants to see value and growth and me as a young player, I’d say: ‘Am I going to play, am I going to get minutes?’
“It’s the recruitment side, I always look at Spurs and say is the manager making these deals or is the recruitment arm taking these forward?”
Rodon has become a mainstay for Swansea since breaking through the Welsh side’s youth ranks, with 54 appearances under his belt.
He also has seven caps for Wales to his name.
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