Speaking to Football Insider, Kevin Phillips has tipped Tottenham to loan out Danny Rose to Middlesbrough in a last-minute deal.
Can Spurs loan out Rose before the EFL window shuts?
Rose, who has been omitted by manager Jose Mourinho, duly missing out on a place in Spurs’ Europa League and Premier League squads, is now being tipped with a temporary Championship move before his contract expires next year.
Rose on the move?
Now, with his status under Mourinho in doubt, Phillips believes that the defender’s future lies in a loan switch to ‘Boro, but Tottenham may have to pay a portion of his £60,000-a-week salary to make a last-gasp deal happen.
Claiming the ‘writing is on the wall’ for Rose, with time running out to secure a move with the EFL deadline quickly looming, but Phillips believes that Tottenham can strike a deal and has suggested the club pay a ’50/50′ split of his salary.
Phillips issues verdict
The ex-England international claims it is ‘more than likely’ and a move may be the best thing for all parties, especially as Spurs recently signed Spanish international Sergio Reguilon in a £25m deal.
“I think Spurs would more than likely have to pay a chunk of his wages if he is to leave and it would not surprise me if that happens,” Phillips told Football Insider.
“If you have not been given a squad number then the writing is on the wall.
“No club is going to take him and pay his full wages. Certainly not a club like Boro who have not started particularly well in the Championship. There is no way they would bring him in and pay his whole wages.
“I am sure a deal will get struck where it is a 75/25 per cent split, or even a 50/50 split between the two clubs.
“Spurs will just want to get him away from the club. I like Danny Rose but for the player and the club a move away is best.”
Transfer Tavern take
Hailed as ‘quality’ by Pochettino, the 30-year-old needs to find game-time, especially since the rearranged European Championships take place next summer.
Alasdair Gold also believes that, if the club cannot secure a move by January at the latest, Spurs may mutually terminate Rose’s contract.
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