Tottenham Hotspur’s ex-manager, Tim Sherwood, has suggested that an exchange of United’s Luke Shaw and Spurs’ Danny Rose is inevitable, and that the two clubs could ‘do the swap now and get it over and done with’.
The ongoing speculation regarding Shaw’s future took a whole new twist when the left-back admitted to the fact that he ‘hoped’ to play for his former boss Mauricio Pochettino again.
Before securing a move to Old Trafford, the 22-year-old trained under the Argentine at Southampton, where the duo shared a bond that led the manager to refer to the full-back as his ‘son’.
Also, with United manager Jose Mourinho being a well known admirer of Tottenham’s Danny Rose, former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood has stated that it’s just a matter of time before the two Premier League giants negotiate a swap deal involving the two wide-men.
The former Blackburn Rovers captain claimed that the possibility of the move is so inevitable, that the two clubs might as well agree the deal now and ‘get it over and done with’, though the London club would surely look to acquire some capital in the transaction in order to make it an even trade.
While speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate, Sherwood said: “I think in the left-back area, Blind has been more of a regular. It’s the position where Mourinho is most unsure. They might as well do the swap now. Shaw is loved by Mauricio Pochettino. Danny [Rose] is loved by Mourinho. Just do the swap now and get it over and done with.”
The two clubs were involving in an entertaining encounter last weekend, wherein Man Utd beat Spurs 1-0 courtesy of a late Anthony Martial goal, which helped the Red Devils maintain a five point gap between them and the league leaders, Man City.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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