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Tottenham's Joe Rodon set to join French side Rennes on loan

Tottenham’s Joe Rodon is set to join French side Rennes while defender Japhet Tanganga edges closer to AC Milan move as Spurs boss Antonio Conte deems duo surplus to requirements

  • Joe Rodon is close to finalising a season-long loan move to Ligue 1 side Rennes
  • The deal for the Welsh international will also include an £18million buy option
  • Japhet Tanganga also looks set to depart the club with AC Milan interested
  • The Italian side are discussing a potential permanent deal with Tottenham 

Tottenham look set to lose two of their defenders with Joe Rodon finalising a loan move to French side Rennes and team-mate Japhet Tanganga edging closer to joining AC Milan.

Welsh international Rodon has been the subject of interest from a host of clubs with Everton originally looking to lure the 24-year-old to Merseyside.

However, the approach from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes has been successful with the centre-back set to spend the season on loan in the north of France.


Joe Rodon (left) and Japhet Tanganga (right) are both set to leave Tottenham this summer

The season-long loan move will include a buy option of £18million as Spurs look to cash-in on the wantaway defender seeking regular game time ahead of the upcoming World Cup.

Rennes missed out on a place in next season’s Champions League by just three points after finishing fourth in the league and will instead compete in the Europa League alongside Arsenal and Manchester United.

Impressive performances for Swansea in the championship saw Rodon join Spurs in 2020 for over £10million. But the youthful defender has been deemed surplus to requirements by Antonio Conte.

Tanganga was hampered by injuries last season as his time under Conte was cut short

Talented Tanganga impressed fans after making his debut under former boss Jose Mourinho but has been hampered by injuries since Conte’s arrival in North London.

The 23-year-old is a product of the club’s youth academy and is adaptable across defence playing at both centre-back and right-back.

He had established himself as a key figure in Tottenham’s defence but dropped out of favour with Conte following a mid-season injury.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte is happy to let both defenders leave the club this summer

Spurs are keen to finalise a deal for their defender as quickly as possible with Conte keen to finalise his squad plans ahead of the start of the new Premier League season.

The two clubs are discussing a permanent deal as the Italian Serie A champions attempt to further bolster their title-winning defence that features fellow Englishman, Fikayo Tomori.

Tanganga made just 11 Premier League appearances and saw his season cut short in January.

Tottenham have been one of the transfer markets biggest movers having already brought Clement Lenglet, Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic, Djed Spence, Yves Bissouma, and Richarlison to the club.

They kick-off their 2022/23 Premier League campaign at home to Southampton on Saturday, August 6. 




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