Opinion: Tottenham can land defender target by including 22-year-old as makeweight

Tottenham Hotspur had a fantastic summer transfer window, landing a number of top players to boost Jose Mourinho’s squad and the Lilywhites first team. 

However, the search for a new central defender did not prove fruitful, with Spurs slightly short after Jan Vertonghen left the club at the end of last season. 

Tottenham’s reported pursuit of Swansea City’s Joe Rodon rumbles on, with the North London side having until October 16 to conclude any business with clubs from the Football League. 

With Spurs having spent handsomely in the transfer window and the budget being pushed, the club could save money by sending a current player to Swansea as a makeweight. 

Given that Cameron Carter-Vickers is clearly not part of Mourinho’s plans at Tottenham, the club should offer the 22-year-old United States international as part of the deal to reduce the potential fee. 

The Spurs youth-team graduate spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at the Welsh side and has proven since that he can be a strong player in the Championship. 

A potential swap deal between Rodon and Carter-Vickers would mean Swansea would not have to find a replacement for the possible new signing and help Tottenham land the man they want.