MANCHESTER CITY want to sign Swansea starlet Joe Rodon — the John Stones of Wales.
Centre-back Rodon skippers the Welsh club’s under-23 side in Premier League 2 — even though he is not 20 until next month.
Rodon is a classy, footballing defender who is hotly tipped to make a Premier League breakthrough.
Some senior colleagues are already lobbying for the Wales Under-21 cap to play sooner rather than later for both club and country.
Swansea are aware of the interest and have a lot of transfer history with City.
The move may come down to whether he wants to change clubs in the next window and join the queue for a game at the Etihad — or stay at home.
Celtic are also very keen on Rodon as they look for a new centre-half to groom for the top and boss Brendan Rodgers has had him watched at his former club.
The Scottish champions may look at a loan for Rodon to fill a problem position for them in January.
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He could be tempted north if the circumstances are right.
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