Premier League ace hails Leeds United player and gives seal of approval to Whites switch

PLEASED: Tottenham's Ben Davies.
PLEASED: Tottenham's Ben Davies.

A Premier League star has hailed the talents of a current Leeds United player and given his seal of approval to a Whites switch.

Wales international centre-back Joe Rodon joined Leeds on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur this summer and the defender has excelled in 13 appearances for Daniel Farke's side.

Rodon's form, though, has been of no surprise to his Tottenham and Wales team mate Ben Davies who says the defender's loan move to Leeds always looked like being a good move.

Rodon's game time at Spurs has been limited since signing from Swansea City in October 2020 but, speaking to Wales Online, Davies reasoned: "It is difficult. Sometimes people forget how challenging it is going somewhere and then you have to move every nine months to a new place. But I think he really seems to have found himself a home at Leeds.

"Joe is a terrific player. Every time I play with him with Wales he is very solid, good on the ball and I think we have a good understanding. To see him have success at Leeds, it really does make me happy.

"Joe is one of my best mates in football, so we speak all the time. He is the type of player that, when he is at somewhere he is feeling valued and he is getting a good run of games, he is a really, really good defender and I think he is showing that right now."

Pressed on whether Rodon needed to seek advice from him about moving to the Whites, Davies declared: "He didn't have to. I think it was a great opportunity to go there, he knew he was going to go there and play a lot of football and play at a massive club with ambitions of going back to the Premier League. He has started so well and he is enjoying it there."