Top Premier League players being linked with jaw-dropping money moves to China seems to be a transfer tradition these days. For Tottenham Hotspur, after Harry Kane and Dele Alli, now it’s Danny Rose who has stolen the spotlight.
The England international has turned down a massive £285,000-a-week offer from Shanghai SIPG, writes the Sun. The Chinese club have seen a meteoric rise in fame in the transfer monopoly, being the club who recently splashed a whopping £60 million to pry Oscar away from Chelsea. Under the stewardship of former Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas, Shanghai SIPG have also signed other well-known stars like Ricardo Carvalho and Hulk. On a side note, the 39-year-old was the one who promoted Rose to a senior left-back role at White Hart Lane.
A similar source revealed that the £285,000-a-week offer was after tax deduction and the club’s hierarchy were willing to convince the Lilywhites with a £38 million deal. Known as a club who are always on the front foot to pay over the nose, it’s certainly a fee that is not up to the mark, as compared to Oscar, who was largely bidding his time on the bench for the Blues.
Rose, though, showed no pinch of interest as he wished to assist Mauricio Pochettino and Co. in challenging for trophies.
Since arriving from Leeds United in 2007, he impressed in series of loan stints and is now regarded as one of the best defenders in England’s top flight. His burst of pace along the left flank has been an advantage in both attack and defence, being a template as an ideal attack-minded wing-back that managers commonly seek these days.
“I have a relationship with my manager where I can go to speak to him, and I have been to him about those reports. We spoke about a lot of things. I am not playing football just for the fun of it. I want to win things.”, said Rose.
Spurs faithful will be on cloud nine as most of their players are not being drawn away by clubs with financial clout. Not long ago, Kane too expressed that he and his teammates are downright uninterested to pack their bags to China.
Rose has already racked up 2 goals and 2 assists so far this season but has missed the last two league matches after picking up a knee injury in the goalless draw against Sunderland two weeks ago. Filling his void is Ben Davies, who failed to make a grade in the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.