Daniel Farke’s summer signings have all added to the depth and overall quality of Leeds’ squad to the point where it’s entirely feasible to suggest that this lineup is better than 22/23’s.
Helping Leeds settle into the Championship this season has been loan signing Joe Rodon, who moved from Tottenham for the campaign.
How is Rodon playing for Leeds?
The Wales international has been in brilliant form for Leeds since joining on loan, teaming up Pascal Struijk marvellously to form one of the best defensive partnerships in the division.
His time at Spurs meanwhile has been forgettable, struggling to make any real impact in North London since moving there for £11million from Swansea City in 2020.
Rodon spent last season on loan at Rennes alongside Djed Spence, before his club happily shipped him to Leeds, indicating quite strongly that his long-term future is best served elsewhere, seeing Leeds fans become keen to suggest he belongs at Elland Road.
What’s the latest on his contract?
The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Joe Donnohue has shared an update on whether Leeds will keep Rodon here beyond the summer of 2024.
A lot of what Leeds are capable of doing with the Welshman depends on promotion under Daniel Farke:
“Wales international defender Rodon is one who could feasibly play at Premier League level if Leeds were to go up. However, staying in the Championship is likely to mean his season-long loan deal would expire with Leeds unable to part with the necessary funds to keep him at Elland Road.”
Where will Leeds finish in 23/24?
Outside the playoffs
Rodon is loving life at Leeds, and that has to count for a great deal when we’re looking to sign him permanently.
Being in the Premier League or not might play a huge part in it, but you’ve got to hope that the sales of our loaned players will help a lot.
If we stay down, Rodon’s value won’t have soared that much as he enters the final year of his deal in 24/25, so we could sneak a bargain.