By Harvey Byrne
Cash-rich Premier League side Manchester City have placed Tottenham star Danny Rose at the the top of their wishlist, according to a report.
The Mirror have claimed that City chief Sheikh Mansour has given boss Pep Guardiola the green light to make significant changes to his team and that the club are confident £50million will seal the signing of the Spurs 26-year-old.
It is further reported that Mauricio Pochettino will turn to one of his former players in Manchester United’s Luke Shaw, who is currently out of favour with the Premier League giants.
In contrast, Rose has been one of the Premier League’s stars this season and has featured in 21 matches for Tottenham in all competitions, bringing two goals and four assists to the side.
But, it is stated that City can offer a double-your-money deal to the player with four years left on his contract, which could tempt him away from north London.
Shaw, 21, had similar success under Pochettino at Southampton in the 2013-14 campaign, earning him a massive £30million move to Old Trafford at the age of 18.
However, his stock has dramatically fallen as he enters the final year of his contract alongside playing just eight league matches for United this season.
Football Insider verdict:
This move should be totally avoided by Tottenham. Rose is one of the Premier League’s best players and is even considered among the best in Europe, meaning he could prove too hard to replace. Additionally, selling to a rival Premier League club would be the worst move that the Spurs hierarchy could make, especially to a club like Manchester City, who are fuelled by money alone. As for Shaw, while he is a solid left-back, he is nothing compared to Rose when attacking and that has became one of Tottenham’s main threats with their wing-back formation this season. Therefore, this move would be a disastrous move by Spurs and they should look to move into their new stadium with the best possible team, which includes Rose.
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