Manchester United Willing To Discuss A Swap Deal With Tottenham – Player Still Willing To Move Away From The Club

Danny Rose

Danny Rose

Danny Rose is suddenly the toast of the transfer mill after the Tottenham Hotspur left back’s interview with The Sun. Manchester United’s interest in the player is a well-known thing and Daily Record (h/t Manchester Evening News) claims that the Red Devils are willing for a player-exchange deal to sign Rose.

The England international who is recuperating from an injury, called the club to show more ambition in the transfer market and also pay the players more. The strict wage caps at the White Hart Lane have been a concern, with the left-back admitting that he is worth more than what he is being paid at Spurs.

The 27-year-old did apologise for the timing and manner of his comments but is reportedly not willing to budge on his stance on a move away from the club. That should keep the Red Devils interested.

Time For A Swap?

The player mooted for a swap is Luke Shaw. The England international failed to convince Mourinho last season and has a very important season ahead. He has one year remaining on the contract he signed after moving from Southampton in 2014.

Mourinho feels that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would be difficult to negotiate with, and including Shaw in the deal will sweeten the blow. Shaw’s fitness is a concern too and hence Mourinho is open to the idea of replacing him with Rose.

The Tottenham left-back is adept in both attack and the defence; his positional awareness and pace will appeal to Mourinho, who will see value in playing him behind the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

It’s Not That Straight Forward!

Wish football was as easy as that! It may sound very appealing to go for a swap but the deal is mired in its own problems. Rose’s injury record is not great either and the most number of Premier League games in a season he has played is 28.

Shaw is five years younger to Rose and definitely has potential to nail the left-back position at the club for the next decade. His work ethic may be an issue but if anyone can get him working, it is Mourinho. There were flashes of his potential last season and Shaw should build on that. A swap for Rose may leave the young left-back to fulfill his potential elsewhere.

Really, a very tricky question – one for the short-term or one for the future?