Revealed: Leeds in line for multi-million windfall as Tottenham transfer edges closer
By Wayne Veysey
Leeds United are edging closer to a multi-million pound windfall as Tottenham lay the groundwork for the sale of Danny Rose, Football Insider can reveal.
Rose raised the possibility at the end of last season that the Champions League final could be his last match for Spurs and now he has been omitted from the club’s squad for their pre-season tour of Asia with a view to securing a move.
A Spurs source has told Football Insider the club are preparing for the transfer of Rose, 29, and they will sell him in the next fortnight if their £25million valuation is met.
Leeds would benefit if the left-back does make a move 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.
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The defender joined Spurs from Leeds for £1million and if he were to now leave his club for £25million, Leeds would get 10 per cent of £25 million, which is £2.5million.
Rose’s future at Tottenham has been uncertain ever since he went public two years ago with his criticism of the club’s recruitment policy but a mega-money move has yet to materialise.
His form in the final months of last season improved to the point where he was the first choice left-back ahead of Ben Davies, but he has not quite recaptured the peak of his form before a serious knee injury incurred in January 2017.
Tottenham increasingly do not expect Rose to play for them again, which is why he has been left behind in England.
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