Danny Rose is a viable long-term replacement for Leighton Baines

As reported by The Sun, Everton are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose this summer.

What’s the story?

The Toffees are in need of a long-term replacement for Leighton Baines now the club legend is 33 years of age and this could be a good transfer window to invest in, with a number of interesting options for the notoriously tricky-to-fill position.

One player on their radar is Tottenham full-back Danny Rose, who has been in and out of Mauricio Pochettino’s starting eleven over the last season because of a knee injury.

The Sun report that Spurs value him at £40m, but Everton are looking to take advantage in cooling interest in the player from the likes of Manchester United.

The paper reckon he is a wanted man at Goodison Park.

Would he be a good option?

Leighton Baines has been a regular at the Toffees for over ten years, so getting his replacement right is crucial. The club won’t want to replace such a stable performer with a flop and with their ambitions set to make a splash in the top six of the Premier League, they need an elite full-back.

With over 150 appearances for Spurs, Rose has the experience and pedigree to be a hit at Everton, even if he has struggled for a regular start at the club recently.

He has pace, the ambition to dribble and the work ethic to get properly stuck into tackles when needed and although his crossing can be suspect in the final third, he can be a danger to opposition defenders with his desire to get in behind on the overlap.

The reported £40m price tag may be steep, but if Everton can negotiate that down a bit, they could be doing a very good bit of business this summer.