Roll on transfer window deadline. Jack Pitt-Brook has written today about the state of Tottenham Hotspur’s transfer dealings in the Independent, and he puts a pretty fine point on it — it’s not great. But while he talks some about the Toby Alderweireld saga, there are also some pretty juicy bits in there about Danny Rose, too
In short, the gist seems to be that Spurs need to sell before they buy, and Danny is one of the current crop of Spurs players who could be on his way out of Spurs. That could either be to another Premier League club by Thursday’s deadline, or to another club on the continent before the end of the month.
The price for one (1) slightly used Danny Rose has apparently dropped to £35m, but there don’t seem to be too many interested clubs at that level. Hence, it’s suggested that if they can’t offload him by Thursday, Spurs might sell him cheap to the continent after the close of the English transfer window, but before the rest of Europe is done buying and selling players.
I’m not sure what to think about this. Much has been written about Tottenham’s “issue” regarding homegrown/association-trained players since Spurs were forced to field a shortened squad in last season’s Champions League. It seems odd to me that Tottenham would be willing to sell homegrown English lad Rose when as of now the only incoming transfer rumor with any real legs is Jack Grealish. That doesn’t exactly help with the homegrown issue, even if Spurs do end up selling Toby. I also have doubts about Kyle Walker-Peters being ready to step in as Davies’ primary backup after a somewhat less than stellar preseason.
To be fair, Rose hasn’t really been all that impressive since he came back from his long injury either. He still seems like he’s miles behind Ben Davies on the depth chart at present, and he could fetch a decent transfer fee. Still, even if Spurs promote KWP to replace him at left back, I don’t see how this would make a lot of sense, even if he’s fallen out of Mauricio Pochettino’s good graces.
Guess we’ll find out eventually.