Danny Rose Wants To Move To United,

Danny Rose

Danny Rose

Tottenham defender Danny Rose has set his sights on joining Manchester United ahead of the World Cup in Russia, Starsport has exclusively claimed.

The source further claims that Jose Mourinho, too, is keen on landing the left-back in a deal which would cost him near to £45m. The Portuguese, however, faces a tough competition from his former club Chelsea, but given the fact that Rose himself has now preferred Old Trafford over Stamford Bridge, it would give Mourinho a major boost in this deal.

A source was quoted by the Starsports as saying,

“The lure of United is too strong for him and if he had the choice he would pick United hands down.” 

Rose only signed a new contract with Tottenham last September which keeps him tied up with the Lilywhites until 2021. It also saw his wages take a hike to £75,000-a-week.

Manchester United’s defence has been utterly brilliant this season and has only conceded two goals in the Premier League. Yet, there remain some doubts over the left-back role. Luke Shaw was expected to feature primarily, but his constant injury worries aren’t helping the team’s cause. United then have Matteo Darmian, but the Italian’s defensive ineffectiveness was exposed in United’s 2-2 draw against Stoke City. Since Ashley Young has achieved full fitness, Mourinho has been using him in a majority of the games and Daley Blind at times as well. Lot of options to choose from, but nothing that can be underlined as viable. And that his where Danny Rose comes into the picture.

However, negotiating with Daniel Levy will be a herculean task even for a club of the stature of Manchester United. The Tottenham chairman will certainly make United’s life as miserable as he can. Hence, do not really expect Rose to come to United for cheap. The left-back sustained a knee ligament damage Tottenham’s game against Sunderland back in January and hasn’t featured till date. He underwent a surgery in May and completed his rehabilitation and is now expected to be back in training in coming weeks.

In the midst of this, Rose went on to criticise Tottenham’s transfer dealing and admitted that he would make a move in near future. Reacting to this, chairman Daniel Levy fined the left-back and made him issue a public apology. It now remains to be seen what lies in store for Rose; would Tottenham allow him to leave? We’ll see.