Tottenham Hotspur’s defender Danny Rose is back in the middle of things – not in the middle of pitch – as latest reports from Tutto Mercato Web indicate that Manchester United could make a move for the now-injured left-back, in the January transfer window.
Some players refuse to go away from transfer rumours, isn’t it? Even though it is international break and clubs are worried about their players on national duty getting injured, some players get into the news for all the wrong reasons.
Don’t get me wrong because I am a big fan of these breaks. It gives a chance for the managers to get back to the drawing board and chalk out strategies although their key players would be busy in far-away lands.
Mauricio Pochettino must be busy during the break with a lot of things occupying his mind – for one, how to make Wembley a fortress like the old White Hart Lane. But, all the while, his protégé Rose is busy chalking out a path to Old Trafford – the transfer mills think so.
I may be a little too harsh on the player but ever since his interview about his intentions of chasing big clubs and big bucks broke out in the summer, I have been viewing Rose with scepticism.
The 27-year-old England international has made a name for himself at Tottenham, as one of the best attacking full-backs in the entire Premier League. Credit, in no fewer terms, should be given to Pochettino too, who has added a new dimension to Rose’s game.
However, his form has earned him admirers in Manchester United and Chelsea, both of who are eager to snap him up and boost their squads, so much so that United manager Jose Mourinho is even willing to send Luke Shaw in the other direction to get the deal done.
Reports from the Tutto Mercato Web indicate that Mourinho could come back for Rose in the winter transfer window after Spurs refused to do business in the summer. Chelsea are also interested in a deal, provided Rose, who is nursing a long-term knee injury, gets back on the field.
As Pochettino indicated earlier, it is yet unclear when he would return.
“We cannot say in one week or two weeks.
“We are assessing them every day, still we need to wait and cannot give a date to return to the group and start training.”
Let’s hope Rose gets back to action soon and takes a concrete decision on his future.