West Brom will struggle to attract players like Danny Rose in the January transfer window, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England defender suggested potential targets would not be doing themselves any favours by moving to the Hawthorns.
Kaveh Solhekol claimed on Sky Sports’ Transfer Show (Tuesday, January 5) the Baggies were considering a move for Rose who has entered the final months of his Spurs contract.
West Brom added their first signing of the January transfer window on Friday when they completed a deal with West Ham for Robert Snodgrass.
Asked by Football Insider whether Rose would make a smart addition, Mills said: “It would be a good move for West Brom.
“But do you want to go to a club that is in dire need? A club that is struggling for confidence, struggling for quality. How much can you add as a full-back in that situation? He’ll be up against time and time again.
“This is where it gets difficult to recruit. It’s like Sheffield United, they’re in the Premier League but not for long.
“So recruitment becomes very, very difficult. A lot of players will be thinking ‘They’re going down. Even if I go on loan until the end of the season am I really going to do myself any favours? Am I really going to be able to play to the best of my ability and get a move elsewhere? You know what, I’ll just sit where I am, thanks.’
“If you got a team that’s getting beat every week, then actually you start to do yourself more harm and good?
“Danny Rose is in a situation where he’s quite happy seeing out his contract.
“If the move is right for him, then great. But I can’t see that being to a club in the bottom three.”