Danny Rose dominated the headlines this summer, despite being sidelined by an injury since January. The defender made statements lashing out at Tottenham’s wage policies and came under much fire for it, eventually having to pay a fine as well as issue a public apology.
Since then, he has been openly seeking out a move away from the London club, demanding wages that are more than what he currently pockets. Despite heavy interest from Chelsea, it appears that the 27-year-old is set to move elsewhere.
According to Daily Star, Manchester United is likely to be his next destination, with the Englishman eager to play under Jose Mourinho. Further, the move would also facilitate an assured spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad that will travel to Russia for the World Cup in 2018.
Rose met with an injury, damaging his knee ligament early on in this year, and has since then undergone surgery and a full rehabilitation. The left-back is reportedly fit, and is expected to train with Spurs within the week.
Further, it is more than assured that Mourinho will accept the player with open arms. Rose would provide a welcome relief for a rather frustrating problem that the ex-Chelsea manager has had at the left-back position.
Having tried out Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, and even Ashley Young in the spot, he still isn’t fully satisfied. However, Rose is notoriously good when deployed there, and has also proven to be quite beneficial for attacking runs, a result of brilliant swiftness and agility.
Being penned to Tottenham till 2021, however, it is highly unlikely that he will be sold for a bargain. This shouldn’t pose too much of a problem, as the Red Devils will be more than eager to splash the cash and land a player of his quality in a bid to ensure their return to footballing dominance.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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