Rose should be a back-up target if Everton’s Tierney deal collapses

Everton should attempt to sign Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose if they fail to land Celtic’s Kieran Tierney.

What’s the word?

The Daily Record reported on Tuesday that terms have been agreed on a £25m deal for Tierney to move to Goodison Park.

However, the transfer is not yet over the line, which means that Everton should have a Plan B in place.

If the club end up having to look for another Leighton Baines replacement, then they should turn their attention to Tottenham Hotspur.

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Danny Rose’s long-term future at the club looks uncertain due to the fact that he struggled to regain his number one spot after returning from a knee injury last season.

Ben Davies has made it his own, and in the end, Rose started just nine Premier League games during the 2017-18 campaign.

How likely is this move?

Well, Rose has previously revealed that he wants to move back to the North-West of England at some point, therefore a move to Everton could be desirable.

On top of that, the Merseyside outfit would be able to offer the 28-year-old regular first-team football if Baines departs.

However, everyone is well aware that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is a shrewd negotiator and is unlikely to let Rose leave for a modest fee.

Transfermarkt values the left-back at £27m, and Spurs are firmly in the driving seat with regards to haggling given that the player’s contract does not expire for another three years.

Everton could also face competition for the England international’s signature, but he should definitely be considered if their initial plans fall through.