Report: PL big hitters line up mega Tottenham raid, Levy may cash in on defender for £30m
By Dominic Toner
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Tottenham duo Kyle Walker and Danny Rose, according to a report.
The Sun claim that Mourinho is preparing a £60million move for the Spurs full-backs and is set to rival Manchester City for their signature.
The report details that City manager Pep Guardiola has been keeping tabs on the pair since he moved to the Etihad and knew it would take two summer transfer windows to rebuild his side.
It is understood that Mourinho wants to hijack Guardiola’s interest in Walker and Rose to help improve his United side.
The Sun report that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would not sell both players in the same summer but might cash in on one if there is a “serious offer” on the table, with £30million likely to be needed to prise either of the defenders from White Hart Lane.
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Walker has developed into a great right-back in recent seasons and is a regular in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI.
The 26-year-old has made 22 appearances this campaign across all competitions and has supplied four assists.
Rose has improved hugely since he joined in 2007 from Leeds and is another important player for the north London club.
He has made 18 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring two goals and supplying four assists.
Walker and Rose are both crucial England internationals and have cemented their positions as number one options at Spurs, with Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies providing cover for them.
Spurs are recognised as being one of the best defensive teams in the Premier League and their full-backs play a huge role in their success.
Football Insider verdict:
Spurs should knock back any attempts to sign two of their most consistent performers in Rose and Walker. The England pairing are crucial to the team and are two ever presents in the starting XI. Pochettino can use them at both full-back and wing-back, with the duo offering immense energy down the flanks. Spurs’ full-backs are regarded as two of the best in the Premier League and are continuing to improve at White Hart Lane. The north London club want to compete regularly for the Premier League title and selling two of their star players would be a huge negative, especially to any of their rivals. All round full-backs are hard to find nowadays and Spurs certainly have two of the best in their ranks already.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are monitoring a Championship wonderkid.