The Whites’ defence has taken a huge turn in the right direction this season after Daniel Farke’s arrival and relegation from the Premier League.
He has improved those already at the club, but has done very well to bring in signings that have enhanced the setup even further.
Joe Rodon latest: How much will he cost?
Joe Rodon’s loan signing has helped transform Leeds not only into a side that can comfortably dominate possession each week, but also weather storms when sides start to throw the kitchen sink at them – as Plymouth Argyle did.
Fans are already rightly clamouring to see him sign for the club permanently, and TEAMtalk have revealed that Tottenham would be asking for £20million to part with him in 2024, indicating that they are open to accepting bids.
This comes after Phil Hay spoke on The Square Ball podcast revealing that £15million was the benchmark set in the summer when Leeds initially contacted the North London club over a deal.
Where will Leeds finish in 23/24?
Outside the playoffs
Surely Leeds sign Rodon?
It’s the latest update that further underlines that Leeds have a huge chance to sign someone permanently who has been a vital addition.
£20million is not likely to be the fee that Leeds have to pay for Rodon, but the fact that Spurs are going to be fielding interest willingly says a lot.
Leeds have had loan players in previous seasons that have been needed to stay here long-term, with Pontus Jansson being tied down, while Ben White represents more similarity in terms of building from promotion onwards.
Farke will be hoping this Leeds side is promoted this season, and there needs to be strengthening from day one, which includes retaining the players that came in on loan, where possible.
Taking White out of Brighton was a completely different challenge to what Leeds face with Rodon, given the age difference, potential, and contract lengths, but the idea remains the same.
If Leeds are promoted, they need Rodon here full-time, and cannot avoid to take a step back by being forced to replace him like they were with White – look how that turned out with Robin Koch and Diego Llorente.