West Ham should make a move to sign Danny Rose if Tottenham terminate the defender’s contract this season, according to Frank McAvennie.
The Irons legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, believes that the 29-year-old could provide much-needed competition for Aaron Cresswell on the left-side of the defence.
Football Insider revealed yesterday that Spurs are considering offering Rose the opportunity to mutually terminate his contract after he failed to secure a deadline-day exit from the London club last week.
The left-back, who was left out of the Lilywhites’ Premier League squad, has just eight months remaining on his current £70,000-a-week contract at Tottenham.
McAvennie identified Rose as a potential target for David Moyes to provide competition for Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku on the left-side of the Hammers’ defence.
“I thought he was going to join Newcastle this summer,” he told Football Insider.
“He did well there. He was a top player at Tottenham but he seems to have fallen away recently.
“A fantastic player on his day and he is not that old yet. I do not know if he would go to West Ham but I always say it is good to have somebody pushing you.
“Cresswell is doing well at the moment but the team is doing well. He needs some competition to push him and Rose could do that.
“I would not be too disappointed if West Ham signed him but I do not know if he would join another London club. It is one of them.
“When I was at West Ham and did not go to Arsenal, I supported West Ham so I could not do that to the fans. There was no way I could go to Tottenham either but I do not know if players are like that now.”