West Ham boss David Moyes is keen to sign Swansea City defender Joe Rodon according to Guardian journalist Jacob Steinberg.
The Hammers manager is clearly keen to bring a top quality centre-back to the London Stadium this summer. He has recently said so himself.
West Ham have been desperately trying to sign Burnley ace James Tarkowski for the past couple of weeks. And that pursuit seems destined to end in failure.
The 27-year-old Clarets centre-back will quite simply cost too much money. And it’s time the Hammers moved on.
That’s exactly what we have done, according to Guardian journalist Jacob Steinberg. He has suggested that Swansea City ace Joe Rodon is on Moyes’s radar:
On possible West Ham signings, have heard that Arsenal’s Calum Chambers on loan one option. Have had a look at Swansea defender Joe Rodon but he’d be very expensive. Not sure Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe good enough any more #whufc
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) September 23, 2020
The 22-year-old is valued at around £20 million, according to the Daily Mail. That is obviously a lot of money, but at least the Swansea ace is a young and exciting talent. And he certainly fits into the profile of player Moyes wants to bring to the London Stadium.
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).
£20 million would represent very good value for West Ham. Rodon is a top class defender, albeit an unproven one at Premier League level.
Let’s hope we can get a deal done, because the Swansea ace could very well have at least a decade ahead of him playing at the very highest level.