Joe Rodon is not good enough for Tottenham if they want to regularly challenge for trophies and finish in the top four, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa and England striker claimed all four of Jose Mourinho’s central defenders are not up to scratch and need to be replaced.

Rodon has started Spurs’ last three Premier League fixtures after being omitted from the matchday squad for their previous six games.


Jose Mourinho has not settled on a preferred centre-back pairing at Tottenham this season and Eric Dier was recalled to the starting XI against Manchester United at the weekend.

Prior to that Rodon had partnered Davinson Sanchez while Toby Alderweireld only returned to the matchday squad against Man United after two games out.

Asked for his assessment of Rodon, a summer signing from Swansea City, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I’m not too sure about him, to be honest.

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“I feel he’s a good player but he’s not going to take Spurs to where they want to go.

“Spurs want to get into the Champions League places and want to win things. Rodon, Sanchez, Alderwerield, Dier are not going to get them there. They need a whole new back four.”


Football Insider revealed earlier this month Tottenham are lining up a centre-back signing and Mourinho is set to personally spearhead Spurs’ pursuit of Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar.

The two clubs came “very close” to a deal for the Slovakia international last summer before Inter pulled the plug when he re-found his best form.

In other news, Harry Kane has privately delivered a scathing four-word verdict on Tottenham’s future.