Tottenham’s defensive duo Kyle Walker and Danny Rose are being targeted by Manchester United and Manchester City according to the recent reports from the Sun. Spurs have been able to seamlessly switch between four at the back or playing with wing backs depending on the need due to the presence of Walker and Rose. The incredible stamina, pace, and the quality provided by the English duo have been a major factor behind Spurs moving into the top three of the Premier League.
Both players do not cost a significant amount of money with Spurs spending only around £6 million in total. Apart from their immense contribution on the pitch, it looks like they would also provide Spurs with an immense profit on their investment should they like to capitalize on the recent interest from clubs like United and City. Both clubs are reportedly ready to offer around £60 million for the duo.
The interest surrounding the two players is rather surprising considering that they only recently extended their contracts with the club. Rose is in contract until the summer of 2021 just like Kyle Walker. One of the few aspects that may tempt both players to consider a fresh challenge would be the possibility of a fatter contract. Despite being immensely important to the team, it is reported that both players are not even close to £100,000 per week in terms of wages. While wages of footballers are a topic of a much debate, players often want to be paid about their market value.
There is little doubt that clubs like City and United will be able to offer a contract in the region of £120,000 per week for both players. This figure will present an almost 50% increase over the current wages for the two players.
Spurs are now in a position to challenge for the title and the entire project is extremely appealing due to the upcoming new stadium, the chance to earn significantly more at the peak of their careers is enough to tempt any footballer. It remains to be seen if the duo would have their heads turned by this remarkable offer. In the past, Spurs have had a tendency to sell their best players and cash in on their best form. It may not be the case this time around with the club ready to make a statement of intent.
Yet, rumours about the futures of several star players like Dele Alli and Harry Kane have been doing rounds for several months now. It is about time Spurs matched the other teams in terms of the wages to the players or risk the probability of losing one or two stars.