The rise and fall of Tottenham left back Danny Rose has been nothing short of exceptional.
Brought to north London as a promising teenager, the 15-cap England international has gone on to establish himself as one of the top performers in his position for both club and country, but it has come crashing down this season.
Instead of being a first team star, he has fallen into the fringes of the senior side, albeit partly due to his long-term injury layoff, but also due to his lack of respect for the side which helped him develop into the player he is today.
His comments about leaving Spurs for a northern club last year irked many of the Spurs faithful, and it seems to have impacted his career at the club, with just 13 appearances under his belt this season, six of those coming in the Premier League.
The 27-year-old seems destined for the exit door come the summer, and Mauricio Pochettino must be looking at hijacking a rival swoop for one of Britain’s brightest talents.
Manchester United are reported by the Daily Record to be eyeing up a £20million swoop for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney in the summer, but it should be north London, not the north west, where the 20-year-old ends up.
Having won a domestic treble, including the Scottish Premiership, last season, the versatile youngster is going from strength to strength, with nine caps for Scotland already and a handful of Champions League experience.
Success on the European stage will be his next target, but the Hoops certainly do not have the same prospects as either United or Spurs, and it must be Pochettino, not Mourinho, who gets his hands on the prodigal talent, especially considering what the latter has done to Luke Shaw
Joining from a young age, Tierney can be the next Rose at Spurs – albeit Scottish – and deliver another decade of success for the Lilywhites.
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