By Richard Parks
Tottenham will be made an offer top good to refuse for left-back Danny Rose from Manchester United, according to a report.
The Daily Star claim United are confident of landing the England international for £45million next summer and that the player has his heart set on the move going through ahead of the World Cup in June.
It is said that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy “will drive a hard bargain and refuse to let Rose go on the cheap”, but United have the cash to make Spurs an offer too lucrative to reject.
The Daily Star report that Rose upset Levy and the Spurs hierarchy when he criticised the club in a summer interview and insisted he would be open to offers from other teams because he wants bigger wages.
Rose penned a new deal with Spurs in September 2016 worth around £75,000-a-week that tied him to the club until 2021.
He has not played since January due to a knee injury that required surgery but is on course to return to training next week.
Football Insider verdict:
Spurs caved in and sold one speedy full-back to a Manchester club for a mega fee this summer, and it appears that another one could follow the same route. It is easy to see why United want Rose. He is super-quick, brilliant at overlaps and on a different level to the club’s lengthy roster of left-backs, who include Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind. Spurs will not want to lose Rose, but they have a ready-made replacement in Ben Davies, who is only a notch or two below the England international in an attacking sense, and offers greater reliability in defence. £45million for a player who turns 28 next summer would represent a reasonable deal for Spurs, especially given Davies’ presence.
In other Tottenham news, a prolific striker has revealed how he was left “broken” by the demands of Pochettino.