French sports paper Le 10 Sport have reported that Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, and now may be the perfect time for boss Mauricio Pochettino to offload the 28-year-old.
After Yuri Berchiche left PSG for Athletic Bilbao earlier this summer and Layvin Kurzawa suffered a dip in form last season, the French champions are in the market for a new left-back this summer and have reportedly identified Rose as a target.
The 28-year-old has had a difficult couple of seasons recently at Spurs after he damaged knee ligaments in January 2017. Since then he has had surgery on the injury which kept him out of the start of last season and then further complications and the form of Ben Davies meant he was denied a run in Pochettino’s side.
Rose was also second choice left wing-back for England at this summer’s World Cup as Manchester United’s Ashley Young cemented his place in the side.
With Spurs finishing third last season and securing Champions League football again they will need to strengthen their squad, which could be achieved by letting Rose leave this summer and bringing in a replacement.
One man that would improve Spurs’ starting line-up and would usurp Davies is AC Milan left-back Ricardo Rodriguez, rated at £13.5m by Transfermarkt. The 25-year-old is regarded as one of the best left-backs in European football and was signed by AC Milan during their summer of spending last year after spending five years in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg.
However, after Milan struggled in Serie A last season, eventually finishing sixth, Rodriguez may be tempted by a move to the Premier League to play under Pochettino. The Swiss international played every minute of Switzerland’s World Cup campaign this summer as they were knocked out in the round of 16 by Sweden.
Last season proved that Spurs need to strengthen their squad in order to compete for silverware on all fronts and this could be the perfect deal if Danny Rose does decide to make the move across the Channel to the Parc des Princes.