Kevin Phillips expects Tottenham will have to pay half of Danny Rose’s wages if he is to seal a loan move to Middlesbrough before the domestic window shuts.

The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that “the writing is on the wall” for the 30-year-old after he was not given a squad number for the 2020/21 campaign.

Football Insider revealed on Tuesday that Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough are plotting an ambitious move to sign the left-back before the window shuts.

Rose has entered the final year of his contract at Hotspur Way and is unlikely to play for the London club again after Jose Mourinho deemed him surplus to requirements.

He’s so far failed to secure an exit from Spurs with Newcastle cooling their interest in re-signing Rose, who spent the latter half of last season on loan at St. James’ Park, in August.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on a potential move to the Championship, Phillips said:

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“I think Spurs would more than likely have to pay a chunk of his wages if he is to leave and it would not surprise me if that happens.

“If you have not been given a squad number then the writing is on the wall.

“No club is going to take him and pay his full wages. Certainly not a club like Boro who have not started particularly well in the Championship. There is no way they would bring him in and pay his whole wages.

“I am sure a deal will get struck where it is a 75/25 per cent split, or even a 50/50 split between the two clubs.

“Spurs will just want to get him away from the club. I like Danny Rose but for the player and the club a move away is best.”   

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