Joe Rodon: I can’t wait to get started

Joe Rodon: I can’t wait to get started

Defender speaks to LUTV after signing.

After signing for Leeds United on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur, Joe Rodon spoke exclusively with LUTV.

The defender becomes the fourth summer signing for the Whites, after the arrival Rodon’s Wales international teammate Ethan Ampadu, along with Karl Darlow and Sam Byram.

The 25-year-old shared his initial thoughts, straight after putting pen to paper at Elland Road.

“It’s very exciting,” Rodon stated.

“I know the history and it is a massive club, I can’t wait to get started and I am excited for the season ahead.

“I just feel like the project and the way the manager wants to play, it’s a great time for me to play here and improve.

“When Leeds came calling it was very hard for me to turn that down. I am really looking forward to the season ahead and being successful. 

Known for his ability on the ball at the back and pushing teams forward, our new arrival has plenty of experience at a young age. Rodon gave an idea of what the fans can expect to see on the pitch. 

He said: “As the years have gone on, I have learnt a lot of things.

“I am a ball playing centre-half and the way we want to play here, it starts from the back. It is important for me to brave and play with the team.

“Winning is the main thing and keeping the goals out is what I am all about.

“Playing that way has always suited me over the years and having experience of playing against the manager before, it is amazing attractive football and that was a big factor of why I wanted to be here.

“I can’t wait to get started.” 

Rodon was then asked if it was helpful to him that international teammates Dan James and Ethan Ampadu were already at the club, to welcome him.

“Yeah, of course! DJ has been here a while now and it makes it easier for me to have him and Ethan here to settle. 

“I met a few of the lads today and they’ve all been very welcoming, it’s exciting.”