Tottenham must snap up Diego Laxalt if Danny Rose signs for PSG

According to a report by French media outlet Le 10 Sport, Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose could be a shock summer target for Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, and Spurs should move to snap up Uruguay World Cup star Diego Laxalt if Rose does move to France.

What’s the word, then?

Danny Rose in action for England

Well, Le 10 Sport say that PSG wanted to sign the England international last year, but while no move materialised they haven’t dropped their interest in the player.

Le 10 Sport says that Thomas Tuchel’s top two targets as he searches for a new left-sided man is Juventus’ Alex Sandro and Borussia Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro, but with deals for the duo proving to be difficult he may not turn his attentions to making his interest in Rose concrete.

Should the 28-year-old move to the Parc des Princes he would be competing against Layvin Kurzawa for a spot in the starting XI, having struggled to reclaim his regular place in the side in north London from Ben Davies in 2018 following injury issues.

Why should Tottenham sign Laxalt to replace him?

Well, Spurs will certainly need some competition for Davies should Rose go given they will want to be at their strongest across four competitions, and there are few better and affordable options out there than the Uruguayan.

While Kieran Trippier was undoubtedly one of the top right-back/right wing-backs of the entire tournament in Russia, a case could be made that Laxalt made a similar impact for his country on the opposite flank.

Primarily an attack-minded player, the 25-year-old has all of the same attributes as Trippier from an attacking point of view, but he also showed that he is more than capable of being a good defender too even though left-back isn’t his natural position.

If Pochettino, who must accept that he isn’t going to complete deal for a £100,000-a-week attacker this summer, intends to play with wing-backs during the 2018/19 campaign, then there is no doubt that he must snap up Genoa man Laxalt before another club inevitably does.