Danny Mills says Joe Rodon isn’t the quality that Jose Mourinho wants at Spurs at the moment.
The defender joined the Lilywhites in the summer after they had failed to sign other top targets like Milan Skriniar.
He was playing for Championship side, Swansea previously and he is talented but needs time to become top quality.
While he hasn’t been Spurs’ worst defender of the season, he has also not made them a better team.
He is clearly talented but Spurs need players who can come in and contribute to their goals immediately.
Mills believes the defender is just a youngster with potential who has joined a Tottenham team that needs a more experienced player in that position.
He says Mourinho would choose to field an older player because Rodon needs time to reach the level he wants.
Asked for his assessment of Rodon’s performances for Spurs, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “He’s a young player coming into a difficult scenario.
“I think Mourinho would like to throw in somebody with experience who is ready now and not have to nurse through a new, young player.
“He may be OK in three or four years but I think right now Mourinho needs an immediate impact.”
Rodon needs to show more than he has done so far and that may change some of the perspectives about him.