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FC Porto eyeing swoop for Tottenham outcast Danny Rose

According to Ed Aarons of The Guardian, FC Porto are eyeing a swoop for out of favour Tottenham Hotspur star Danny Rose late on the transfer deadline day.

Rose joined Tottenham from Leeds United in 2007. A two-time PFA Team of the Year nominee, he has made 214 appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals and 29 assists. (h/t Transfermarkt)

Danny Rose is entering the final year of his contract (Getty Images)

Rose is in the final year of his contract (Getty Images)

However, over the past couple of years, his stock has been on the decline, with Ben Davies usurping him as the first-choice left-back at the club.

The Englishman completely fell out of favour with new manager Jose Mourinho once he took over last November. And, as a result, he spent the second half of the 2019/20 campaign on loan at Newcastle United. Back at the club, Rose continues to be a persona non-grata, with the left-back not even being a squad number for this term.

It has been claimed that Jose Mourinho is trying to move him out desperately for quite some time now. There had been reports of a potential transfer to Serie A side Genoa, but nothing materialised on that front.

However, the 30-year-old could be offered an escape route late on the deadline day as FC Porto are now lining up a swoop for the defender. The Portuguese giants are on the lookout for a replacement for Alex Telles, who is set to join Manchester United. And Rose has emerged as a potential target for the club. (h/t Ed Aarons)

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Rose is in the final year of his contract with the club. It remains to be seen if Porto do end up making an approach for the veteran Tottenham defender before the window closes.

 

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