4. Joe Rodon
Joe Rodon is just about set to make an impactful splash at Tottenham Hotspur. Jose Mourinho advocated on behalf of Rodon, even inserting him into the lineup intermittently. Jose threw Rodon into the deep end a few times, but at least the Portuguese gaffer game him a whirl.
An almost prerequisite of a maturing centre back, Rodon’s performances varied wildly over the course of the season. Usually steady and playing with a maturity well beyond his 23 years, he enjoyed a breakout performance against Chelsea, where his admirable effort was instrumental in keeping a clean sheet against the Blues.
Rodon came back down to reality against Liverpool, a match that saw the Welshman commit a costly error that led directly to a Reds’ goal.
Rodon didn’t get a wink of playing time under Ryan Mason’s stewardship. But make no mistake, Rodon is a fundamental piece of Spurs’ rebuild, especially if the club decides to part ways with Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier. Rodon is the man to carry the torch once Toby Alderweireld is forced to hang up his boots.