Tottenham must keep hold of Danny Rose amid interest from PSG

According to The Mirror, Paris Saint-Germain have joined Schalke in the race for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, but Spurs must avoid selling the Englishman while they cannot buy a replacement.

What’s the story?

The Mirror have reported that the 28-year-old is not in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans this season and that Spurs are willing to sell Rose to a European club, with the transfer window still open across the continent until the end of August.

Rose lost his place in the Spurs side to Welshman Ben Davies last season after the knee surgery that he underwent earlier in 2017 caused complications during the season. He was also left out of the squad completely on the weekend as Spurs began their 2018/19 season with a 2-1 win over Newcastle at St James’ Park.

After struggling to replace Davies last season, Rose was also second choice to Ashley Young for England at the World Cup this summer and he may see a move abroad to PSG or Schalke as the best move for his career.

Selfish Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino with Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen

However, Spurs became the first club in the Premier League era to not sign a single player in a summer transfer window this year and they cannot afford to sell Rose without a replacement. If they were to let the 23-cap international leave and Ben Davies were to pick up an injury, the Lilywhites would be left with just centre-back Jan Vertonghen or right-back Kyle Walker-Peters who could fill in.

Pochettino must be selfish and keep Rose around if Spurs are to challenge for the top four again this season. He cannot rely on having to use a makeshift full-back when other clubs around such as Liverpool have strengthened so well.

Rose is valued at £27m by Transfermarkt, but with the club unable to buy a replacement until January now the English window has closed, Spurs must avoid losing the Doncaster-born man.