ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham could pick up Swansea ace Joe Rodon up for as little as £12 million this summer. The Hammers insider also shared what David Sullivan told him when he asked the club’s co-owner about the 22-year-old centre-back.
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Hammers boss David Moyes really needs to bolster his defensive ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
According to Guardian journalist Jacob Steinberg, West Ham are eyeing a move for Swans centre-back Joe Rodon in an effort to bolster their back-line.
And ExWHUemployee has backed those claims up.
The Hammers insider suggested that we could pick up the 22-year-old Welshman for just £12 million, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday September 23rd):
“Joe Rodon at Swansea. We had some enquires. I’m led to believe that we could get him for about £12-15m. Swansea are not in a good position financially and need to sell players. I sent that knowledge on to David Sullivan. And the response that I got from that was: ‘We know the player well, in a year he could be very good’.”
So basically, the Hammers co-owner has suggested that we will likely miss out on Rodon for a decent fee, despite the fact that he could be a very good player in 12 months time.
Rodon made 21 Championship appearances for Swansea last season. In those outings, he averaged one tackle, 1.6 interceptions and 5.4 clearances. The four-capped Wales international also won an average of 3.5 aerial duals per match (Who Scored).
£12-15 million would represent very good value for West Ham. Rodon is a top class defender, albeit an unproven one at Premier League level.
He is at the right age and has a lot of potential. This kind of deal would make a lot more sense than signing 27-year-old Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski for around £40 million.
Let’s just hope that our owners are ready to force the issue and tempt Swansea into selling.
It wouldn’t surprise any of us, of course, if we end up missing out in the 22-year-old star in the making.