The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern aren’t sure what’s going to happen to Danny Rose in January. The Englishman’s future remains uncertain, despite a return to the first team over the last few months, with clubs including Man Utd reportedly said to be keen on his services.
However, a recent update from the Mirror has shed new light on the topic, and it appears as though another player could hold the key to determining where Rose will play his football in 2018. According to the Mirror, both Chelsea and Man Utd are keen on Juventus defender Alex Sandro, with a sense of optimism building that the Brazilian could be available in January.
The Mirror adds that if Man Utd had their pick, they would go for Sandro ahead of Rose, whilst Chelsea could also be thrown into the mix if they are unsuccessful in their pursuit of Sandro.
When combined, then, the future of Sandro holds particular significance for Tottenham. It appears as though both clubs would prefer to land Sandro, but if he isn’t available, then a bidding war could ensue for Rose in January. If Man Utd land Sandro, meanwhile, Chelsea’s interest in Rose appears to be less concrete, and so he could stay put. Rated at £31.5 million by Transfer Markt, Sandro is one of Europe’s best, and so he’s an interesting proposition for both clubs.
Tottenham, of course, will be keen to sort out his future as soon as possible, regardless of whether he stays or goes.
For his part, Rose’s commitment cannot be faulted, having looked pretty good in the Premier League this term. Providing his characteristic left-sided runs, the Englishman is clearly a top talent, and he would be a great fit at Chelsea, Man Utd or – indeed – at Tottenham in 2018.
Tottenham won’t want to be left waiting with Rose. If he is to stay, they’ll want that sorted, but if a transfer is to happen, they won’t want to wait until the end of the window to see what happens with Sandro.
This makes this story particularly interesting, as his future is arguably becoming more and more uncertain by the week.
Our resident Lilywhites aren’t looking forward to the new year, with a prolonged saga looking likely.
Tottenham, Chelsea, Man Utd fans – thoughts?
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