Nottingham Forest have been linked with Joe Rodon and last night he highlighted once again why Forest are keen to sign him.
Wales were beaten in dramatic style by Holland in their latest Nations League outing. Burnley striker Wout Weghorst nodded home a 94th-minute winner in Cardiff.
Still, this was a valiant effort by Wales who had decided to ring the changes after reaching the World Cup on Sunday.
Rodon has worked with Steve Cooper previously and as a result, Forest chasing his signature does make perfect sense.
The Tottenham man needs regular football ahead of the World Cup and it’s unlikely he will get that under Antonio Conte.
Whether it’s a loan deal or a permanent transfer remains to be seen but Wales Online seemed to confirm one trait that made it obvious why Forest want him.
It would appear that he’s capable when it comes to having the ball at his feet; something that has become a mandatory requirement to play in Cooper’s defence.
Rodon was given an 8/10 by Wales Online, who claimed: “Got away with a loose pass early on but was a class act after that. Typically composed on the ball, dominant in the air and made heaps of clearances.”
The defender signed for Tottenham whilst Cooper was in charge of Swansea for a fee of £11 million.
He’s yet to really earn a proper chance and with that in mind, a move to Forest could definitely suit him this summer.
Rodon linked with Forest and Reds would welcome his arrival
At 24-years-old, the defender would suit what Forest look for in a signing down to the ground.
He is at a nice age to continue improving but more crucially, he does already have a bit of Premier League experience.
The Reds do have Scott McKenna, Joe Worrall and Steve Cook as their three main central defenders but another is likely to be required.
Reading these comments about Rodon playing out from the back are definitely positive, whilst being strong in the air is also a useful trait.
It’s not been a good season for Rodon but his last few performances for Wales have showcased exactly why Forest should move for him this summer.