Leeds in line for multi-million windfall from PL giants after bid submitted - Sources
Leeds United are in line for a multi-million pound windfall from Tottenham after Watford tabled a bid for Danny Rose, Football Insider has learned.
Nigel Pearson’s side are working on a deal to sign the left-back, 29, on a permanent deal as Spurs look to offload him by the end of this month.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider the club are increasingly hopeful of benefiting from the sell-on clause negotiated 13 years ago.
The Yorkshire giants stand to benefit if Rose leaves Tottenham due to the sell-on terms incorporated in the transfer that took him from Elland Road to White Hart Lane as a 17-year-old in the summer of 2007.
A clause in the deal means Leeds are entitled to 10 per cent of any profit made on Rose’s sale.
Tottenham are keen on selling the England international this window rather than allow him to run down his contract, which expires in the summer of 2021.
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They want £20m for Rose, which would give Leeds a £2m windfall for their academy product.
Watford have lodged an offer for the defender, although it is some way off Spurs’ asking price.
Rose was Spurs’ regular left-back in the opening months of the campaign but has slipped down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho.
He has started just one league match since October and Ryan Sessegnon has now emerged as the first choice in the position.
In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that a £35m-valued striker has told Marcelo Bielsa he wants Elland Road move as deal edges closer.