- The 27-year-old has struggled for playing time this season
- England defender is in a dispute with Spurs over wage demands
- Manchester United could offer Luke Shaw in swap deal for Rose
- Spurs consider Ryan Bertrand or Layvin Kurzawa as a replacement
Danny Rose has an uncertain future at Tottenham Hotspur, amid interest from Manchester United, and may consider greener pastures after struggling for first-team football due to fitness concerns this season.
The 27-year-old risked the wrath of the club hierarchy by publicly complaining about Spurs’ wage structure in August 2017 and has found game time hard to come by ever since.
Signed from Leeds United in 2007, Rose worked his way through the youth ranks to the Tottenham first-team, embarking on loans to Watford, Peterborough, Bristol City and Sunderland, and has now gone on to make 158 appearances in all competitions for the Lilywhites. contributing 31 goals.
This season, the English international has made only seven Premier League appearances since his return from a knee injury in October 2017. Rose has made just two appearances in the top flight this year and finds himself behind Ben Davies in the pecking order.
Manchester United are hoping to capitalise on the situation, having been linked with the defender since January 2016. At the time, they wanted a left-back because of Luke Shaw’s injury problems, and their interest this season is once again because of the 22-year-old.
Shaw has made just six league starts this season and has been involved in a major fallout with manager Jose Mourinho. Given 32-year-old winger Ashley Young starts ahead of him in the United defence, his future at Old Trafford looks bleak.
Both Shaw and Young are entering the last year of their respective deals, so the Red Devils may need two replacements at left-back. Rose has three years left on his contract so Tottenham aren’t under pressure to sell. A £50m asking price has been mooted.
With Rose potentially on his way out this summer, Spurs will need to bring somebody in. Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand could be available as the South Coast club are in danger of relegation. Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa reportedly ‘would like to leave’ this summer due to a lack of consistent playing time.
Alternatively, Shaw could be used as a makeweight in a deal for United sign Rose. It could be ideal for all parties as it means Spurs have a replacement for their left-back whom manager Mauricio Pochettino has previously worked with – the pair were colleagues at Southampton for 18 months.
A summer transfer merry-go-round looks set to begin.