Speaking to Football Insider, former Tottenham midfielder Michael Brown has dropped a transfer claim surrounding Spurs defender Danny Rose, hinting that he ‘could still move’ but a switch to the Championship is unlikely.
Rose, who has been omitted from Tottenham’s Europa League and Premier League squads for this season, faces life on the sidelines for the foreseeable future unless he mutually agrees to terminate his contract or drops down a division.
Will Danny Rose move to the Championship?
Yes, needs game time for Euro 2021
No, he's better than that
The EFL bonus window is open until Friday, with deadline day now looming, and the England international faces a decision regarding his future.
Time running out for Rose
As a result, the 30-year-old has been pushing for an exit in order to battle his way back into Gareth Southgate’s England plans, missing last Monday’s international transfer deadline.
Due to his failure to earn a move away over the summer, Rose faces a spell in purgatory with no game-time until the transfer market opens again in January, but the bonus window presents a chance for him to leave now in a potential Championship switch.
Valued at £14.4m by Transfermarkt, it’s unclear whether any Championship side would pay in and around this fee, but a loan spell could also be considered.
Brown believes Rose will snub Championship move
Brown issued his transfer verdict to Football Insider, doubting that Rose would take such a plunge.
“When it doesn’t happen, when you know you’re not going to be part of the plans, it’s just going to have to be a bit of a wait. That’s what happens,” the ex-Tottenham midfielder explained.
“He can still move to the Championship, but that would be some change for him if that were the case.”
Transfer Tavern take
It remains to be seen whether the left-back opts for a move away before next Friday, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy could kill two birds with one stone by considering a half-season loan deal.
A temporary switch to the second tier could maintain the 30-year-old’s fitness levels, and with Rose’s contract expiring at the end of this season, the loan could also increase his market value in time to offload permanently in the summer of 2021.
However, it all depends on his performances, with the 29-cap England international now facing a tough choice before the end of the week.
Lilywhites, should Rose move to the Championship? Have your say in the comments section below…
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience