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26-year-old defender addresses his Leeds future in four-word response

Leeds United are flying in the Championship as they are top favourites to make an immediate return to the Premier League. 

An excellent run of form in the new year saw them winning an incredible 12 of their 13 games. 

They are now ahead of Leicester City on goal difference in the league standings, albeit the Foxes have a game in hand. 

Joe Rodon has been a big part of the reason the Whites are doing so well in the Championship

The 26-year-old joined the Yorkshire side on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur last summer.

He has since featured in 35 league matches alongside Ethan Ampadu in central defence. 

The Whites’ supporters would love to see the Wales international at Elland Road again next season. 

And while a permanent switch is not a given, Rodon admitted the 2023-24 campaign has been great for his confidence and ‘long may it continue.’ 

He said (per Yorkshire Evening Post): “I haven’t had much game time over the last couple of years. But this season, coming in, playing every minute and not looking back, yeah maybe…all I wanted was game time. Now that I’m having that it’s only going to make my confidence grow. I’m enjoying every minute and I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given by the gaffer. Long may it continue.

“Leeds United this season has been amazing and of course I want to do everything I can to get them back to where they belong. Now I take my focus away from that a little bit & all I’m concentrating on is Thursday. I’m going to give everything I can for Leeds and Wales.”

Rodon is an academy product of Swansea City, where he greatly impressed with his performances to land a move to Tottenham in 2020. 

However, he didn’t find a lot of opportunities at Spurs and was allowed to join Leeds for the 2023-24 season following a brief stint at Rennes. 

Rodon has been hugely successful in Yorkshire and Daniel Farke’s side will put in their best efforts to make his loan move permanent if they secure Premier League promotion. 

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