Man United learn Tottenham’s Rose demands

According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur want £40m plus Luke Shaw in order to sell Danny Rose to Manchester United in this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the story?

United are again being strongly linked with a move for Rose, who is widely expected to leave Spurs ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is a firm admirer of the England international, and still sees him as a key transfer target despite the fact that the left-back has only featured on 14 occasions for his current club during the 2017-18 season.

According to The Sun, Tottenham have informed their Premier League rivals that Rose will be allowed to move to Old Trafford this summer, but the London club want £40m plus Shaw.

Shaw has had a number of problems with Mourinho at Old Trafford, and has been tipped to leave Old Trafford this summer as the former Southampton youngster looks to move on from what has been a difficult couple of seasons.

Would the deal suit both parties?

A swap deal involving Rose and Shaw would certainly be appealing to both Mourinho and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino. After all, both managers would be acquiring excellent left-backs.

A price of £40m plus Shaw does seem very steep, however, when considering that Rose has been unable to dislodge Ben Davies in the Tottenham XI this season.

Pochettino worked with Shaw at Southampton and sees the Englishman as a potential superstar, whilst Mourinho believes that Rose would be the perfect player to work alongside Ashley Young, who has been excellent for the 20-time English champions this season.

It would not be a surprise to see the two individuals move in opposite directions this summer, but United would surely be reluctant to part with £40m as well as a player that still has incredible potential despite his issues since suffering a serious leg break.

Mourinho’s side might well be better off coming up with a counter offer of £15m plus Shaw, which would still represent excellent value for both clubs.