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Tottenham outcast wants to turn loan move into permanent transfer after stunning Championship season

JOE RODON is keen to deliver promotion for Leeds – and then extend his stay in the Premier League.

The Spurs centre-back, 26, has played a huge part for the third-placed Whites after being picked by boss Daniel Farke for 32 of the 35 league matches since his loan move in August.

Joe Rodon in action for Leeds against Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round

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Joe Rodon in action for Leeds against Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth roundCredit: Rex
The Wales defender wants to stay at Leeds if they win promotion to the Premier League

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The Wales defender wants to stay at Leeds if they win promotion to the Premier LeagueCredit: Getty

But Rodon, who plays alongside Wales pals Ethan Ampadu, Dan James and Connor Roberts at club level, has expressed his desire to join the Yorkshire outfit on a permanent basis if they reach the top-flight.

Rodon, valued between £10-15million, is under contract at Tottenham until the summer of 2025.

Rodon said: “Playing is what everyone wants. All of us together would be a really nice journey if we did get there.

“With the journeys we have all been on and now it has all led us to this moment.

“It would be great for the collective that all of us are playing together in the Premier League.

“To be with the boys always makes it easier for me. I’ve enjoyed it this season.”

Tonight could be a pivotal night in the Championship title race.

Leeds host Stoke, leaders Leicester travel to Sunderland on the back of three successive defeats while Ipswich are at home to Bristol City at Portman Road.

Farke’s men are only five points adrift of the Foxes and two behind Kieran McKenna‘s men with just 11 games left.

Connor Roberts is another Leeds star dreaming of promotion and celebrating with Rodon, Ampadu and James by parading a Welsh flag at Elland Road.

Antonio Conte sends Wales glowing report of Tottenham defender Joe Rodon after his display against Austria

Roberts, who joined on loan from Burnley on deadline day, said: “When the opportunity came up, to be a part of something that could be even bigger than just getting promoted at the end of the season.

“To do it with these boys and hopefully we are standing on Elland Road with a Welsh flag and we’ve got some medals round our necks.

“That is the end goal.”

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