Danny Rose has come out in an extraordinary interview with the Sun claiming he wants to play again ‘up north’ and is quoted as saying “I’m not saying I want out, but if something came to me that was concrete, I’d have no qualms about voicing my opinions to anyone at the club.” This suggests Rose is open to a move away from Tottenham and he is exceedingly unhappy with his club’s lack of business this summer having sold right back Kyle Walker to direct rival Manchester City and not bringing in any new players to improve squad depth.
“I am not playing as well as I have done not to get paid what I think I am worth.”
“If I get to levels I reached last season — and this goes out to everybody — I will make sure I get what I am worth. I don’t know how much longer I might have at this level. I’m not going to be stupid enough not to try and get the most out of it — medals, trophies and salary.”
Rose, 27, clearly feels he is underpaid, rumoured to be on a salary of around £60,000 a week. Moussa Sissoko is a player who has failed to impress at White Hart Lane but is on a higher weekly salary than Rose.
Manchester United and Chelsea are the clubs rumoured to potential suitors for the left-back, however a hefty fee would be required to prize the first choice England fullback away from Daniel Levy’s Tottenham. Rose wants trophies and it is clear that Mourinho could offer him that having secured two last year. Mourinho is a proven winner whereas Spurs manager Pochettinho is yet to win anything in his managerial career.
With Rose seemingly putting himself on the market, it remains unclear whether United manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign Rose but United have the financial backing to be able to bring the Englishman in. Rose offers pace and attacking threat for United in a position currently occupied by defensive minded fullback Matteo Darmian. The 27 year old would be perfect in the left wing back role in a 3 at the back system giving balance to United’s side matching the pace of Antonio Valencia on the opposite wing. Rose would give healthy competition in the left back role at Old Trafford.
However many United fans have no interest in Rose, as we already have a highly talented young English left back in our ranks in Luke Shaw. Shaw has the potential to be a better player than Rose and fight him for the England left back spot at the World Cup in the summer. But Shaw is injury prone and it is no guarantee that he can play to his potential when fit having suffered these long term setbacks. Signing Rose would be taking a player from a direct rival, weakening Spurs but immediately giving a boost to United’s squad.
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