🚨EXCLUSIVE : A Leeds United correspondent has speculated that fans of the club will be thrilled if a particular transfer is completed


Leeds United will have “a lot of interest” from Premier League clubs to compete with to re-sign Joe Rodon, according to Nancy Froston.

Athletic’s new club writer appeared on the One Leeds Fan Channel on June 26 and revealed that several clubs in the bottom half of the Premier League will challenge the Whites for the Welshman’s signature.

Rodon shone on loan from Tottenham last season, making 46 league appearances, but United’s failure to gain promotion has called into question their ability to sign him permanently [Football.London, June 6].

Froston said: “The problem is when you have a player on loan and he is playing so well – there will be a lot of interest from Premier League teams.

“And they will only have that money for the pleasure of being in the Premier League.

“Leeds are keeping that interest in bringing him back – they might argue a bit to get into the mix for Rodon, but I’m sure it would be popular if they could get him back.”

Joe Rodon is Leeds United’s top transfer priority this summer

Last season United had the second best defense in the Championship as they took 90 points and beat Norwich 4-0 in the second leg of the play-off semi-finals.

However, it was still not enough for the Whites to gain promotion as they lost 1-0 to Southampton in the play-off final, despite Rodon being by far their best player at Wembley.

As such, it’s no surprise to see Daniel Farke’s side keen to bring the 26-year-old back to LS11 this summer, but their failed return to the Premier League, coupled with Rodon’s excellent performances, makes the task difficult [ Phil Hay 30 May ].

Those performances have not gone unnoticed, with Froston mentioning Southampton as one of the clubs interested in a transfer, which would really rub salt in Leeds’ wounds at Wembley [WalesOnline, June 9].

Rodon himself appears to be open to a return to Elland Road in the coming weeks, but financially the Peacocks are by no means top of the queue for an offer to Tottenham [Yorkshire Evening Post, June 26].

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