Following the departure of Kieran Trippier and Vincent Janssen, Tottenham just might wave goodbye to long-serving defender Danny Rose, who has been heavily linked with both Juventus and PSG this summer.
Danny Rose’s career with Spurs began in 2007 when he left Leeds U18 team and joined Tottenham who had to pay €1 million for the young prospect. While a promising young player, Danny Rose lacked experience, which saw him being sent out on a loan 4 times in the next 5 years. He first played for Watford, followed by a short spell at Peterborough, Bristol City and Sunderland in 2012. His loan to Sunderland proved to be his last departure from the team, meaning Danny Rose has been a key player for Spurs ever since 2013. As one of the longest-serving players of Tottenham, Danny Rose accumulated 198 appearances, scored 10 goals and added 27 assists, proving year after year he is as a top-class footballer and one of the key players for Spurs. However, the recent reports suggest he expressed the desire to leave Tottenham after 12 long years in search for new challenges, which was reportedly approved by the North London outfit.
It’s not a secret anymore Tottenham are looking to overhaul their team and with it, it was revealed that Rose was not included in Mauricio Pochettino’s plan for the future of the Lilywhites. While Spurs are willing to let go of Rose, they won’t settle for anything less than €20 million, which should help them finance future spending. It was also reported Rose has not taken part in Tottenham Hotspur pre-season tour in Asia, which made it rather obvious the 29-year old is at the exit doors of the club.
Since it became public that Danny Rose is prepared to leave Tottenham, Juventus and Barcelona both expressed their desire to sign the 29-year-old English international, however just recently, new reports came out stating PSG joined the race believing they can edge out Barcelona and Juventus in the race for Rose. It’s worth noting that Juventus were in final talks with Tottenham and already set aside the €20 million for Danny Rose in anticipation of the departure of Alex Sandro. Nonetheless, their plans just might not come through considering Paris Saint-Germain have entered the race and are as of now extremely close to signing the player.
Knowing well Danny Rose will most likely leave the club this summer, Tottenham have already found his replacement in 19-year-old Fulham player Ryan Sessegnon, who has been heavily linked with Hotspurs in recent weeks. As a young player who carries a lot of potentials, Ryan Sessegnon proved to be a perfect fit for Mauricio Pochettino’s plan who will look to rebuild and improve his team. But, should Tottenham move forward with the deal for the young talent, it was reported Fulham demand upwards to €30 million, which should not be too big of an issue for Spurs who have not spent a penny in the last 2 transfer windows.
Tottenham will most likely be very keen on bringing in the versatile left-sider, however, until Danny Rose finds a club to join, the Ryan Sessegnon move could be put to a hold.
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