ESPN Pundit Steve Nicol believes Tottenham Hotspur could sanction the sale of Danny Rose to Manchester United, but not until the end of the season. The England international has been in-and-out of the Spurs line-up this term, and he is currently recovering from a minor recurrence of his knee problem.
Jose Mourinho’s side have been associated with the 27-year-old since the summer transfer window, where the left-back publicly stated his desire to win trophies at a bigger club. Since then, Rose has struggled to make himself a regular in Pochettino’s and Nicol fancies him to pursue a switch to United, although at the right price.
He told ESPN: “This I can see happening. Tottenham have enough cover, with the likes of Aurier, Trippier and Davies. It’ll take Kyle Walker-type money of £50 million to get him, but I think Man United will pay that money and I think this will happen.”
Kyle Walker has been a huge hit since his move to Manchester City last summer, and Mourinho could follow suit in five months’ time with Rose regarded as the best full-back in the country, when fully fit.
United have utilised the services of both Ashley Young and Luke Shaw in the left-back spot this campaign, but the manager would no doubt want an experienced head in the position, who could maintain his spot for the long-term.
Both Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind have struggled to make amends, especially in the defensive side of their game, and the pair could be shown the exit door in the summer to recoup funds for Rose’s potential transfer.