The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern are eager for the future of Danny Rose to be resolved. The Englishman’s future has been uncertain all season long, and with Jose Mourinho reportedly hot on his tail, whether he will be a Tottenham player come February the 1st remains to be seen.
Every Tottenham fan has an opinion on the matter, and there are arguments for both sides. However, based on what has happened this season, our landlord thinks that it is time to cash in.
It’s fair to say that it has been a tough year or so for Danny Rose. He’s spent much of it on the shelf, with a knee injury originally keeping him out for the best part of 6 months, whilst the Englishman is now out of action once again through injury. That sets a worrying trend for the defender, with Rose clearly no longer able to play as often as he would like given the frequency and severity of his injuries.
Not to mention, when he has played this season, he hasn’t exactly been at his best. The Danny Rose of 18 months ago made a name for himself for his fantastic running, incredible crossing and ever-improving defending. However, since returning, he hasn’t been quite the same player, and that has been reflected by the infrequency in which he has been selected by Mauricio Pochettino.
You also have to consider the money involved. Transfer Markt rate him at around £27 million, whilst Tottenham are said – according to the Sun – to be demanding £50 million. Jose Mourinho is said to be desperate to land him, and so if they are able to sell him for more than double his market value – that represents excellent business for the ever-frugal Daniel Levy.
What’s more, Ben Davies has quickly developed into quite the player, and Rose wasn’t really missed during his recent injury hiatus given the fine form of the Welshman. There is no need to hold on to a player like Rose, especially if he will demand such a fee, when he isn’t exactly needed in the first team.
Rose is, of course, a solid player. He’s very talented and at 27-years-old, he’s in the prime of his career. The last thing Tottenham want to do is upgrade a rival like Man Utd, but given the circumstances, that seems like the perfect end to his Tottenham tale.
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