Tottenham welcome Joe Rodon with brilliant Gareth Bale and Ben Davies announcement video

Matt Davies
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Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I
Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I

Tottenham have produced a number of eye-catching transfer announcements this summer, and they hit the nail on the head once more as Joe Rodon's switch from Swansea was confirmed.

We've seen Gareth Bale fondly looking back at his first stint in north London, while Tottenham also announced the signing of Carlos Vinicius by hilariously emphasising the fact they had finally secured a striker.

Tottenham significantly added to their squad before the European deadline day earlier in October, with Jose Mourinho left delighted by the signings of Bale, Sergio Reguilon, Matt Doherty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Hart.

They weren't done there, however. Though the domestic deadline ended at 5pm on Friday, Tottenham managed to subsequently get one last deal over the line, signing Rodon for an initial £11million plus add-ons.

Mourinho had been keen for defensive reinforcements this summer, and he finally got his wish, with the 22-year-old taking the vacant No14 shirt, while signing a five-year deal to keep him at the club until 2025.

Though left late, the announcement did not come entirely out of the blue, with Wales team-mate Ben Davies last week insisting Rodon would be a "credit to the club".

And moments before the announcement, Davies was seen in a video released by Tottenham in which he and Bale, sat at the club's security desk, were informed a "Welsh lad" had arrived.

The Welsh duo initially joked the mysterious guest should be "sent back", before finally letting giving their new club team-mate the seal of approval.

Rodon's arrival caps a phenomenal transfer window for Mourinho and Spurs, who return to Premier League action on Sunday with an enticing London derby against West Ham.

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