Danny Rose has revealed Mauricio Pochettino wanted to sign Harry Maguire at Tottenham
Tottenham star Danny Rose, who is currently on loan at Newcastle United, has revealed that former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was keen on signing Harry Maguire during his time at the club. (h/t Metro)
Speaking on The Lockdown Tactics podcast (h/t Metro), Rose said:
“I remember we played Hull at White Hart Lane [in December 2016] and we won 3-0. Mauricio was manager and the gaffer was all over Harry [Maguire]. I think they [Tottenham] were in for him.”
However, a move never materialized. Instead, Maguire joined Leicester City in 2017 and enjoyed two fruitful seasons before Manchester United signed him last summer in a world-record £80m transfer.
Rose’s revelation about Pochettino’s admiration of the Manchester United star brought out a lot of reactions from the Tottenham faithful. They took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the matter.
Thank goodness he wasn’t signed.
— Khaleel (@Mroy____) May 21, 2020
Daniel Levy kicking himself missing out on that profit 😅
— James (@JamesSpurs1882) May 21, 2020
We went and blew over 55 million on sanchez and foyth instead
— yid (@yidoo90) May 21, 2020
Leicester signed Maguire for £17 million in the same summer we paid £42 million or so for Davinson! 🙄
— Harry Carlton (@HarryCarlton55) May 21, 2020
Another reason poch had to go
— Spurs fan (@mourinhology__) May 21, 2020
Danny Rose confirmed Poch wanted Harry Maguire. Reports are Poch also wanted Dybala, Bruno Fernandes & Coutinho, he didn’t get any of these players.
— No Mour dreaming (@BenHotspur) May 21, 2020
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Poch to Utd…signed two of the players he wanted already (Maguire and Fernandes). Only a matter of time before he’s in and Ole is out
— Chris Kent (@Kentworthy) May 21, 2020