August 10, 2017
Danny Rose enjoyed a wonderful season with Tottenham Hotspur last season, and today (Thursday 10th August 2017), rumours have emerged that the England international would consider a move to Manchester United or London rivals Chelsea, should his current club wish to sell him, according to Sky sources. In an interview with the Sun, and reported by Sky Sports News the full-back has said;
“I am reaching my peak and probably only have one more big contract left in me.
“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. That’s not what I’m about.
“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 football club.
“I would love to see more signings. I want world-class players to come through the front door to make you fight for your place, not players you have to Google and say ‘who’s that’?”
Now, Sky also mentions that United are not interested in Rose, and rightfully so, the move doesn’t make sense from a United standpoint. They have Luke Shaw, who could be United’s left back for the next decade, not to mention, adequate stand-ins, such as Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind plus Marcos Rojo, when he returns from injury. Even Demetri Mitchell will hope to one day secure that position as his own, so there’s no doubting that United do not need Rose.
From a Spurs standpoint, I don’t think they are in a position to sell as easily as they did Kyle Walker, only because they don’t have a ready replacement like they did in Kieran Trippier. To be honest, would joining United at this point, be a step up? There’s no doubt United are a bigger club but Spurs have finished 3rd and 2nd in the last two seasons in the Premier League. Obviously United have won more trophies over the past few years, so perhaps Rose simply just wants winner medals from any competition and doesn’t want to wait for the league, potentially. Spurs are definitely a team on the rise, and they’ve managed to keep their big names together. Perhaps the lack of transfer activity has convinced Rose that the Spurs ‘project’ isn’t going anywhere, which would be naive in my opinion. United would probably pay him better too, so from a financial standpoint, that could be why Rose is angling for a move.
There’s no doubt, that in the unlikely event that United sign Danny Rose, surely Luke Shaw’s time at Old Trafford would be done. Jose Mourinho criticised the former Southampton man multiple times last season, so it seems like Mourinho isn’t convinced by Shaw yet. I think Shaw is an incredible talent on his day though and he’ll get it right eventually. I personally am against this transfer as I think from a United standpoint it makes no sense whatsoever. In addition, I don’t think he will leave Spurs at all as I can’t see Daniel Levy selling the full back to Chelsea. Hopefully, this is just paper speculation, in regards to United.