Swansea City honorary president Alan Curtis has spoken about Joe Rodon’s move from the Welsh club to Tottenham.
He told the BBC he was happy for Rodon on a personal level, but feels Tottenham have got themselves a bargain.
Curtis quoted the price as £11 million, which could rise to £15 million and said the relatively low fee made the defender’s deadline day departure even harder to take.
Daniel Levy has a reputation for being one of the toughest negotiators around and it appears he has lived up to it once again here.
“I think £11million maybe rising to £15million is a little bit below what Joe is worth,” Curtis said. “He’s certainly worth a lot more money than that.
“But it’s obviously a blow when you lose a local player and it’s a little stab to the heart in many ways.
“Maybe the blow would have been softened a little bit if we could have eked out a little more money for him.”
In the current climate, a potential fee of £15 million for a British international defender who is still just 22 looks decent business.
Put into the context of say, Adam Webster costing Brighton £20 million in 2019, having also never played in the top flight, only adds to that feeling.
Daniel James has shown that it can be tricky to go from the Championship straight into playing for a big six club in England.
But it seems that Rodon won’t be rushed into the first team setup and will be given time to realise his obvious potential.
Perhaps the relatively modest transfer fee will ease some pressure on Rodon, but it is something which is obviously still rankling with Curtis, who has Swansea in his blood.