The Whites have done so well to recruit this season after overhauling their relegated squad, and the mood in the camp couldn’t be better right now.
Helping Leeds along the way has been Tottenham centre-back Joe Rodon, who joined on loan for the season and is proving to be one of the signings of the season.
What’s been said about Rodon?
Rodon’s Wales and Spurs teammate Ben Davies has now commented to Wales Online about the centre-back’s move to Leeds, and how much of a positive impact it’s having on Rodon’s mood.
“It is difficult. Sometimes people forget how challenging it is going somewhere and then you have to move every nine months to a new place. But I think he really seems to have found himself a home at Leeds.
“Joe is a terrific player. Every time I play with him with Wales he is very solid, good on the ball and I think we have a good understanding. To see him have success at Leeds, it really does make me happy.
“Joe is one of my best mates in football, so we speak all the time. He is the type of player that, when he is at somewhere he is feeling valued and he is getting a good run of games, he is a really, really good defender and I think he is showing that right now.”
Where will Leeds finish in 23/24?
Outside the playoffs
Time to strike for a permanent deal?
If you were to put it to a fan vote on the outcome of Rodon’s loan at Leeds, it would be an overwhelming yes to signing him permanently in the summer of 2024, with some justifiably wanting it wrapped up in the January window instead.
Whether or not Leeds have such a deal in the pipeline is another question, but what we can clearly see from this is that the player himself would be receptive.
He’s been handed a big chance to showcase his talents at Leeds, and he has taken it so far, proving to be a vital asset to our promotion hopes.
Feeling appreciated, it would make a lot of sense for Rodon to continue at Elland Road beyond the summer of 2024, rather than head to Spurs and be a fringe player again.
The door is wide open for Leeds, especially given that he was only going to cost £15million back in August, and his contract situation makes for a depreciating value with every passing move.