(Watch) Why Man United are monitoring this £20m-rated Welsh international defender

Manchester United are said to be one of a number of clubs coveting highly-rated Swansea City defender Joe Rodon.

The 22-year-old fits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s recruitment profile of young, British talent and has impressed in the Championship this season.

Rodon has been capped by Ryan Giggs for Wales, and has played every game he has been available for in a Swansea shirt this term.

According to WalesOnline, the 6ft 4 centre-back has his admirers at both United and Manchester City.

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United have demonstrated that they will not be deterred from entering the Championship market to acquire talent after signing Daniel James from the same club last summer.

James has made an encouraging start to his United career after Solskjaer was given the seal of approval by national manager Giggs. And Giggs could have a similar influence in the club making a move for Rodon.

Rodon is imposing in stature but also looks comfortable on the ball which is what makes him an exciting proposition for Premier League clubs.

However, the £20m valuation given by WalesOnline seems excessive, particularly when James was signed for just £15m.

Rodon is certainly a player to keep an eye on – but for now Solskjaer needs to focus on targets in priority positions such as right-winger and centre forward.

See Rodon’s highlights package below, courtesy of WorldofFootballHD:

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