Manchester clubs both seeking Tottenham defensive stars

As reported in an exclusive by The Sun, Manchester United and Manchester City are set to battle over Tottenham Hotspur’s red hot full-backs Danny Rose and Kyle Walker.

What’s the story?

A hallmark of Spurs’ football this season has been the marauding presence of both Rose and Walker on each flank of Pochettino’s system. That may soon be a thing of the past if these reports are to be believed.

The Sun reckon that Jose Mourinho is considering a huge £60m move for both players.

However, the paper also say that Manchester City have been tracking the pair ever since Guardiola arrived at the club and are also prepared to spend big to land their men.

How effective are they?

Both players have been in exceptional form over the last 18 months, helping Pochettino transfer Spurs from also-rans to genuine title contenders.

Between them they have contributed 7 assists and 2 goals to the team this season but it’s not just their attacking attributes that will be impressing interested parties.

They both provide a tireless presence in defence on each flank, able to tackle effectively and intelligent enough to consistently intercept possession.

Landing either of these players would be a coup for either Manchester club but attracting both would transform both sides into a more effective outfit.

Having both been at the club for a very long time, it may not be so easy to lure them up North, with The Sun reporting they just signed five year deals at the club worth around £70,000 per week.