Good Morning. It's Wednesday 29th November, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road
Spurs do not have a recall clause for Rodon
Contrary to popular belief, Tottenham Hotspur do not have a recall clause in Joe Rodon's loan contract - that's according to Elland Road journalist Phil Hay. The 26 ear yold centre-back has been in devastating form for the Whites since joining Leeds on a season long loan in early August, and has completed over 1100 minutes of game time so far for Daniel Farke's side.
Spurs purchased him from Swansea City for £11m in the Summer of 2020, but with only 15 appearances under his belt since, it would be fair to assume that his services in North London are not wanted. He spent last season on loan with Ligue 1 outfit Rennes, hoping to secure a permanent move, but that too didn't work out. It has been widely speculated that Spurs have slapped a £20m price tag on the Welsh International, even though he has less than 18 months left on his contract.
Farke expecting a pretty chilled January transfer window
Daniel Farke has played down reports of any major upheaval to his squad (either incoming or outgoing) at his pre match press conference on Tuesday afternoon. The Leeds gaffer told press that he is expecting a pretty chilled January transfer window, and is confident of keeping his squad intact; a far cry from the turmoil we witnessed during the Summer.
He hinted that he may use up his two remaining loan allocations, to strengthen in certain areas of the pitch, but it wouldn't affect the major direction of the squad. Similarly, he didn't expect any key players to leave the club in January, insisting 'The core bones and core figures of the group are together'.
You never know what will happen in this business but it should be a pretty calm window. I think the decisions for our squad and for this year are made. You can always have a look at one or two positions and how to strengthen the squad, what do you do, what happens with loan players or something like this, but it won’t affect the major direction of us as a club or us as a group."
We will keep our key players. The core bones and core figures of the group are together. The group around the players are there. It will be a more relaxed window, definitely different to what we had to do in the summer. It’s a good feeling that we know at this moment everything is quite smoothly working and we are on the right path. We won’t fall asleep and we will stay awake during the upcoming window but I expect it to be pretty chilled.