Former Tottenham defender Graham Roberts has told This Is Futbol that he would like to see Joe Rodon join a club like Leeds United or Burnley on loan.

Tottenham signed the 24-year-old from Swansea City last October, but he has barely played since making that move from Wales to England and he is down the pecking order behind Eric Dier, Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez

Last season, Rodon made just 12 appearances in the Premier League, while he is yet to make a single league start this term.

Roberts believes a loan move would be good for him, with the Spurs legend naming Leeds and Burnley as ideal destinations.

“Leeds United, yes, maybe Burnley or somebody like that, who are powerful,” Roberts said to TIF. “I think it will make him grow up and make him become a better player.”

Leeds have been without defender Robin Koch since the opening day of the season and Patrick Bamford picked up his ankle injury in mid-September on the same night that Luke Aylingdamaged his knee.

Koch and Ayling have both had surgery, but Bielsa revealed last week that the right-back is progressive ‘positively’ towards a return along with Bamford.

Other injuries, like the one suffered by Jamie Shackleton, are thought to be more short-term, leading Bielsa to hope the squad will soon grow in size through the swift return of players currently out.

“It is true we haven’t been able to count on Koch for a long period of time due to a problem with his pelvis, Bamford’s ankle has also been a long injury,” said Bielsa.

“Ayling’s knee has also been a long injury, after there are injuries that are shorter and more common so I have the feeling that we should only bring in players if they are better than the ones we already have.

“However it is normal to demand an investment in the team.

“Hopefully we can resolve this with the recovery of the players that are absent and it is also by chance that the injuries that we pick up are all by players that play in the same position in the same period.”

The deal will be a win-win situation for the two clubs and the player.


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