Sport Ryan Giggs lauds Swansea City star Joe Rodon amid Man Utd and West Ham links

10:35  01 october  2020
10:35  01 october  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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Manchester United are keeping tabs on Swansea City defender Joe Rodon , according to the Mirror, which suggested he has been recommended to them by Wales boss Ryan Giggs . "Eras come to an end. The fact he stayed in Rome for five years is because he has strong links with the city and club.

MANCHESTER UNITED have joined the transfer hunt for £20m Joe Rodon after Ryan Giggs recommended a move for Swansea ’s Welsh defender. As reported by The Mirror, Giggs has urged his old club to sign the four-capped Wales ace - who he handed his international debut in August.

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Wales boss Ryan Giggs admits he's keen to see the likes of David Brooks and Joe Rodon in the Premier League, but insists regular game time will be the most important factor in the pair's development.

Rodon and Brooks are back in international contention after missing out on the previous camp due to injuiry, and have also seen their respective futures become the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks.

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Manchester City are monitoring Swansea City 's highly-rated centre back Joe Rodon . Rodon is 6ft 4ins tall yet composed on the ball and his style has attracted the attention of top-flight sides and earned him recognition from national team manager Ryan Giggs who gave Manchester United . Man Utd .

Brooks has previously been heavily linked with Leicester City this summer, and has also been talked up for Manchester United as a potential alternative to long-standing target Jadon Sancho.

Bournemouth are believed to have placed a valuation of around £50m on the winger, such is their belief in his talents, but there is still a growing expectation on the south coast that he will move on this summer.

Rodon too has been linked with a move to the top flight in this window, and was also believed to be on the radar at Old Trafford earlier in the summer.

Recent comments from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have suggested the Red Devils may now not be in the market for a centre-back, adding momentum to rumours linking him with West Ham United.

Giggs will be keeping a watchful eye on both players ahead of a crucial triple-header of international football, but admits that the opportunity to play at the top level would be beneficial to any member of his team - providing they are given regular game time.

Asked if he'd like to see the duo in the top flight, Giggs responded: “Yeah, ideally, you want players playing, whether that’s in the Premier League [or the Championship].

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"We’ve always had a real mixture of players playing in the Premier League, the Championship, even League One, abroad also.

"You want the players playing. I’m not talking about individuals, but the higher you get the more used you are to playing at that level expected at international level.

"You want players playing regularly so when they turn up to camp you’re not worried about their condition or if they can play 90 minutes."

Brooks has, of course, already had a taste of the Premier League and its demands, but a move to the top flight would nevertheless be something of a step up for Rodon, who has so far spent a majority of his career in the second tier - a reality not lost on the Wales boss.

However, Giggs insists the centre-back's career is destined for an upwards trajectory.

“Joe made a fantastic start to his international career and then he got injured but now he’s come back and he looks really good, looks really sharp.

"I was really impressed when I first worked with Joe. I thought he was a fantastic player, another one with a good attitude and someone who will improve.

"He’ll need to improve but at the moment he looks a real talent.”

The advantage Tottenham have over Man Utd and West Ham in pursuit of Swansea City's Joe Rodon .
Spurs have a significant head start over other sides when it comes to the race to sign Joe Rodon from SwanseaSpurs are yet to submit a bid for the Wales international, although they have until October 16 to progress with any potential deal for the 22-year-old.

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