TOTTENHAM defender Joe Rodon has joined Rennes on a season-long loan with the French side having the option-to-buy him permanently for £17million.
Rodon, 24, struggled for regular game time at Spurs last season making just three Premier League appearances.
He failed to establish himself since making the switch from Swansea in the Championship, where he was one of the league’s standout young players.
Rodon signed for the North London side for a fee around £11million on a five-year contract in 2020 but made a total of just 24 appearances in a Spurs kit, most of which coming in cup matches.
His opportunities at Spurs were set to be further restricted by the arrival of Clement Lenglet from Barcelona.
Rodon said goodbye to Tottenham via Instagram saying: “Thank you Spurs, I wish you all the success this season.”
With Wales heading to the World Cup at the end of this year it is vital that Rodon can get some first-team minutes to ensure his place in his country’s starting XI.
Rennes finished 4th in Ligue 1 last season narrowly missing out on Champions League qualification.
They have been in the market for a centre-back all summer after they sold Nayef Aguerd to West Ham.
The club were close to agreeing a deal for Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti but the move collapsed.
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As for Spurs, manager Antonio Conte is re-building his squad this summer as the club prepares to return to Champions League action and it is thought the Italian wants more experienced players.
He has already signed six players and could be looking to add even more as they are reportedly interested in Memphis Depay.
Rodon may not be the only one leaving Spurs in the next few weeks as speculation continues over the futures of Tanguy Ndombele and Sergio Reguilon.