Swansea City defender emerged as surprise transfer target for Man United

By | October 19, 2020

Leicester City have joined Manchester United in the race to secure services of Swansea City centre-back Joe Rodon, according to the report.

The Wales international has also recently been rumoured with West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur after catching the eye for team and country.

Man Utd are considered the frontrunners to secure the services of Rodon ahead of Friday’s domestic deadline for deals to go through between Premier League and Football League sides.

However, The Sun claims that Man Utd like Tottenham Hotspur have already had a £7m offer plus add-ons turned down by Swansea, who are after more than double that amount.

With Tottenham and Man Utd reluctant to go too much higher with their next bid, it is reported that Leicester may be about to pounce for the 22-year-old.

The same report claims that Foxes head-coach Brendan Rodgers is happy to hold off until January to bring in Rodon, however, the defender himself is keen on to play in the Premier League.

Meanwhile. Manchester United reportedly attempted to secure services of German giants, Borussia Dortmund centre-back Nico Schulz on loan before the summer transfer window shut down on October 5.

The 20-times English champions were heavily linked with Dortmund another star Jadon Sancho over the summer , however, were unable to come to an agreement with the German giants as they demanded around £108m while the Red Devils were ready to pay only £90m for his signature.

According to ESPN, the Red Devils made a €1m (£900,000) loan offer for Schulz on the deadline day of the transfer window and were prepared to pay the 27-year-old’s salary for the rest of the season.