Tottenham Hotspur have had a very quiet transfer window till now with Pochettino being the only manager in the top flight to have not added a player to his squad. Daniel Levy isn’t keen on spending his money either. But, last week, their star full-back Danny Rose gave an interview that might just have shook the whole club to its foundation. In the controversial interview, the left-back had some harsh things to say.
Rose revealed a few of his thoughts on his contract situation, and when asked about the links to Manchester United, he said,
“Time is running out and I do want to win trophies. I don’t want to play football for 15 years and not have one trophy or one medal. I will say this too, I will play up north. I don’t know exactly when but I will get back up north and play some football somewhere. I am going to make it my priority before I retire to play football up there. I have been away for over 10 years now and I don’t get to see my mum that often. 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.”
Rose even took a swipe at the club’s policy of wages, indirectly stating he deserved more, “I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth,” he said. “I don’t know how much longer I might have at this level. Anyone who thinks this is primarily for money, that is not the case. But I know what I am worth.”
With the Guardian reporting the news of the potential arrival of PSG bad-boy Serge Aurier, Danny Rose is linked with a shock 30 Million Pound move to rivals Chelsea.
Rose managed 18 appearances in the league last season, before succumbing to a cruciate ligament injury in January-February. That put an end to one of Rose’s most successful seasons, as he had kept 7 clean sheets, scored 2 goals and assisted two more. He was integral to Tottenham’s high pressing approach, a highlight in a campaign where they went unbeaten at home.
Rose made 50 tackles, 52 interceptions and 81 recoveries last season.(via PL)
What He offers Chelsea
Apart from the fact that Tottenham would be left severely weakened by the departures of both Danny Rose and Kyle Walker, it will add tremendous depth to the Chelsea squad. Antonio Conte is keen to add new players after the horror show in the league opener against Burnley.
A significant sum of around 50m Pounds is expected to be offered to Tottenham by Roman Abramovich for the services of Danny Rose. His contract demands will also be met as Chelsea are willing to pay 120000-a-week for the left Back.
It is certainly a difficult task for Chelsea to persuade Tottenham to sell, but if the North London club is able to find an able replacement on the cheap, then expect Levy to cash in.