Everton could emerge as frontrunners to sign Tottenham defender Danny Rose this summer, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the Toffees are eyeing a move for the left-sided flyer, who is expected to leave Spurs this summer after a difficult season.
It is understood that Manchester City and Manchester United have held an interest in him before, but both have their own solutions at left-back that don’t involve the England international.
The report details that Rose could arrive as a successor to Leighton Baines at Goodison Park and owner Farhad Moshiri is planning to make big investment to turn Everton into a top-six club.
Rose has been included in the England World Cup squad and is likely to cost around £40million this summer.
Football Insider verdict:
Everton need to add some fresh competition for Baines at left-back over the summer and it would be an incredible bit of business if they were to pick up Rose from their Premier League rivals. The Spurs speed machine has been one of the best full-backs in the division over the last few years, despite a slightly below par campaign recently. He could be involved in England’s starting XI at the World Cup this summer and would surely tear it up if he moved to the Toffees. Rose’s exit has been heavily mooted and it seems like Everton may now be the only destination for him. The £40million price tag does seem an astronomical fee to pay for a defender, but that seems like the going rate nowadays for a top-class player in the peak of his powers. Rose should be using the World Cup as the perfect springboard going into next season and it will be interesting to see where he is playing his football.
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