Joe Rodon remains coy as he discusses Leeds United future

Leeds United centre-back Joe Rodon (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur loanee Joe Rodon has been a revelation since making the switch to Championship side Leeds United in the summer, yet is unable to confirm whether a long-term future exists for him at the West Yorkshire club.

Rodon has been a mainstay for manager Daniel Farke since joining Leeds on a season-long loan having started 18 out of the 20 games he has been available for, and has massively impressed whilst doing so.

The defender’s move saw him link up with fellow Wales international teammates Dan James and Ethan Ampadu, with the latter also being a summer acquisition for Farke’s side.

Rodon’s imperious performances at the back alongside centre-back partner – and captain – Pascal Struijk has seen him become one of the first names on the team sheet every week.

With a massive clash with second-placed Ipswich Town on the horizon, Rodon has discussed his start to life at Leeds and his future aims as the club seek to secure automatic promotion from the English second-tier.

Much like Ampadu, Rodon is not giving up on nailing down an automatic promotion spot just yet, and is fully focused on the season ahead in West Yorkshire.

“Since I’ve walked through the doors it’s just felt really good to me,” Rodon said in an interview with the YEP.

“Of course, I had Ethan and Dan and I knew a few of the boys here from before so that helped me settle in quicker. But even the boss and his staff and even the people within the club and the fans, they have all been brilliant with me since day one so I can only be grateful and thankful and I’m just looking forward to the rest of the season.”

Whilst Spurs are unable to recall Rodon in January – despite their current injury crisis at centre-back – there still remains uncertainty as to whether the Welshman’s move will be made permanent when his loan elapses next summer.

And, perhaps predictably, Rodon himself was not quick to provide any clarity when asked about his future in the longer term.

“I can’t answer that question. All I can focus on is the next game and we’ll see what happens.”

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