With the January transfer window set to open in a short while, most of the teams would be finalising their moves. And, the latest news that is set to tingle the fans of Tottenham is about the usual suspect Danny Rose.
The defender has been on the periphery of the team ever since he opened up about a move away from the White Hart Lane and the latest reports in The Mirror indicate that Tottenham are looking for a replacement to allow Rose leave.
That’s not a surprise given the fact that the England international defender has struggled to get back into Mauricio Pochettino’s first XI and capture his old form since recovering from a serious knee injury. And, it has to be Manchester United, isn’t it? I would be surprised if he moves elsewhere, although Chelsea have also been reported to be interested in signing the experienced left-back.
Jose Mourinho isn’t interested in giving Luke Shaw a long haul at Old Trafford and has seen the 32-year-old Ashley Young make that position his own. He is still interested in signing an experienced defender and Rose is on top of that list.
Levy seems okay with seeing him leave, provided he is able to sign Sessegnon as a replacement. The 17-year-old is one of the most followed defenders in England right now, making steady progress with the Cottagers.
So, should we go ahead and sell Rose? I think Pochettino and Levy, knowingly or unknowingly, have already found a suitable replacement for Rose. Ben Davies has been in cracking form for us throughout the season.
In fact, the form of Davies is one of the main reasons why Rose couldn’t walk straight back into the first-team after recovering from his injury. So, I am not entirely worried about his exit. Rather, I would say, let him leave for £50million, which is a really great return on a player who is surely past his prime, according to me.