Tottenham may loan Joe Rodon back to Swansea if they complete a deal for the Wales international before Friday’s deadline, according to Danny Mills.
The former Leeds and Manchester City defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, questioned whether the 22-year-old was ready to make the “big jump” up to the Premier League.
Football Insider revealed earlier today that Spurs are confident of signing the centre-back by Friday after after extensive talks with Swansea and a formal bid.
The Lilywhites are considering a cash-only deal, a player-plus-cash deal as well as an agreement which sees the player loaned back to the Welsh side this season.
Rodon has made 54 appearances for his boyhood club Swansea and already boasts four caps for Wales.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the transfer, Mills said:
“It is a difficult one because Spurs do not know if Rodon would be able to step up. Centre-half is a very important position.
“He might be one for the future and it might be a case of buying him and leaving him at Swansea for the rest of the season. That could be an option.
“I have not seen enough from him to suggest that he could come straight into the Premier League and be a commanding centre-half.
“It is a big step up in quality from the Championship to the Premier League. It is not one step up a ladder, it is three or four. You never know if a player would quite be good enough until you try them. It is a big jump.”
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