Manchester United are the latest addition to the list of potential suitors, who are gnawing and clawing their way to acquire the service of Tottenham Hotspurs’ left back, Danny Rose.
The English International set ripples in the transfer market when he publicly admitted last week that certain players “might fancy a change” and the club might face difficulty in retaining them.
Apparently, all the furore and disgruntlement is reportedly due to the pedantic wage structure set by the Club Chairman, Daniel Levy.
Nonetheless, with the Spurs left back contemplating to make a move away from White Hart Lane, it should come as no surprise that “The Special One” will be interested in acquiring his services.
Being frustrated and discontent with the service of Luke Shaw on the left flank all throughout the season with form, fitness and injury issues, the Portuguese has ended up lambasting the full back many a time in public forums; which makes this transfer look more likely than ever.
Cash or Player?
As per latest reports, it is assumed that Spurs are not interested in cash settlement and apparently might look for a player exchange with Red Devils’ outcast Luke Shaw being the “Person of Interest”.
Although with the 26-year-old having more than 4 years left on his contract could be valued at in or around £25m, Pochettino is said to want the player rather than the cash.
Let’s take a look at the stats of Danny Rose and evaluate how much his addition would impact the Red Devils.
Danny Rose – Player Stats
The 26-year-old has had a difficult time this season after having started off in blistering fashion. He was all over the pitch and was set for a big season before his familiar injury issues came and played spoilsport.
- The Player scored 2 goals and 2 assists in the Premier League.
- The quality of a fullback is determined by his ability to defend as well lend-a-hand to the team’s offence which is pretty much evident from the player’s 29 key passes and 25 interceptions in all competitions for his team.
- The ex-Sunderland player also maintains a healthy average of 72% pass success rate.
- The player is also well known for his lethal speed and dribbling techniques, giving the opposition a run for their money.
Keeping in mind the limited time granted to the player, the above achievements are quite laudable one must say.
What’ll he offer the Club?
Manchester United has been frustrated for quite some time now as the once acclaimed sensational signing, Luke Shaw, has fallen much, much short of his expectations.
Being riddled with injuries and fitness issues, the £30m man has warmed the bench on most occasions falling behind Blind, Rojo and Darmian in the pecking order.
Although having many other alternatives in the squad, the inclusion of a strong suitable option like Rose would not be of any harm as Blind and Darmian are not predominant left backs and have fallen prey on many occasions against raging winger and full backs.
Safe to say that Rose would be a good investment as United would need strength and quality next season and the addition of Rose would be a stepping stone in that direction only.
Worth the Money (read Player)?
Being absent on the pitch on most occasions and invisible at times of dire need due to his fitness problems has made him fall out of favour from the Portuguese and seeing the quality and consistency United would be getting from Rose it just might be an investment that could be a game-changer for the Red Devils.