The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern are delighted that Danny Rose is back in action. Though the Englishman has yet to fully regain his place, with Pochettino carefully managing his match fitness, he undoubtedly has the quality to force his way back into the plans of the Tottenham boss – though the latest reports filtering into the Transfer Tavern seem to suggest that he won’t be involved for very long.
According to the Daily Star, Rose is ‘expected’ to complete a £45 million move to Man Utd next summer, with the Red Devils seemingly desperate to land the impressive defender. Worry not, though, as Pochettino is apparently a man with a plan. He is said to have identified breakout Celtic ace Kieran Tierney – who has been sensational in Scotland under former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.
It would be a fairly natural move for Tottenham, with Rose seven years older than the young Scottish defender. An effort to get a deal over the line, though, will be anything but simple. He’s one of Celtic’s golden boys, and so they will be very hesitant to let him go.
The Tottenham fans in the pub have been looking forward to Roses’ return, and so reports that he is ‘expected’ to leave haven’t got down too well, but they do recognise just how good Tierney would be as a replacement.
He might be young, but Mauricio Pochettino has proven in recent years that age is no factor in his team selection. If they’re good enough, as Harry Winks is at Spurs, they will get a chance. In that sense, a move does make sense for Tierney. Solid, quick, technical, resolute – he has all the tools to succeed.
That said, not only will a move not be easy to complete from a financial perspective, the young Scottish defender is making waves in his homeland, and so he might not feel ready for this move quite yet.
A lot of pieces are going to have to fall into place for this to all go ahead, but at least according to the Daily Star, a Danny Rose exit appears to be a foregone conclusion.
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