Following a difficult couple of weeks for the club, the Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern are full of optimism again after back to back Premier League victories.
Tottenham head to the Etihad Stadium to face league-leaders Manchester City this weekend after two consecutive victories at Wembley. Mauricio Pochettino’s side had been on a run of 4 matches without a win prior to their clash with Stoke on Saturday, but they dispatched of Mark Hughes’ men in emphatic fashion before seeing off Chris Hughton’s Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday evening.
Danny Rose was restored to Pochettino’s starting eleven for the match against Brighton last night after Ben Davies was preferred at left-back in Tottenham’s two previous fixtures.
The future of Rose has been hanging in the balance since he publicly criticised the club for their lack of ambition and tight wage structure in the summer.
Now that the January transfer window is less than three weeks away from opening, Spurs may have to seriously consider the possibility of selling him to hot-favourites Manchester United, who are as short as 5/6 to secure his signature on Skybet.
Despite Rose’s fantastic ability, it seems Tottenham would be wise to allow the England international to depart the club in January now that relations between player and supporters have turned sour.
Although a handful of the Lilywhites faithful in the tavern are prepared to forgive Rose for his public slating of the club, it’s fair to say his reputation has been significantly tarnished by his conduct off the field. Indeed, selling the England star for big money in January would be a great piece of pragmatic thinking by Daniel Levy.
In the likely event that United make a formal offer for Rose’s services, Tottenham should be looking to bring Luke Shaw to the club as part of a swap deal.
Pochettino’s proven record of nurturing young talent and enabling them to achieve their full potential suggests Shaw could finally resurrect his career in North-London.
All things considered, it appears that Shaw’s career at United will never flourish under Jose Mourinho, so the deal would certainly be in the interests of all parties concerned.
Including Shaw as part of the deal for Rose represents something of a no-brainer, so Tottenham must ensure that United agree to use him as a makeweight during negotiations between the clubs.
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