According to reports in The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose is a £50m January target for Premier League rivals Manchester United, but Spurs fans want Red Devils star Anthony Martial included in any deal.
The Sun says that Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho wants to solve his left-back issue by bringing the 27-year-old to Old Trafford in the New Year, and he looks to have been given some hope that a deal could be possible after Rose was excluded from the north London outfit’s 2018 calendar.
The England international has only just returned to training following a knee injury that has kept him on the sidelines since January, and he faces a fight to dislodge the impressive Ben Davies in the left wing-back spot.
Meanwhile, Martial has scored three goals and provided a further two assists for United in the Premier League this season despite starting just once and featuring for a total of 139 minutes in their seven top flight fixtures.
Tottenham supporters were quick to have their say on the Rose rumour via social media, and while some said “we should not even be talking to Man Utd” unless the French forward is involved, others said they would do a deal for “£20m + Martial”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
straight swap for martial is a win win ben davies becomes our main left back and kyle walker peters can be his backup
— spooky khalid🦇🎃🔮 (@khalidirie) October 12, 2017
If Martial is not involved anywhere in this deal then we should not even be talking to Man Utd
— C💵ひ (@cxnnor212) October 12, 2017
only if we get Shaw & Martial. otherwise sell to europe if the player wants out. i want him to stay. he’s top quality & has it all#COYS
— Dobbs (@COYS41) October 13, 2017
Unless a Martial is involved I would do no business with United
— Yido_Lad (@YidoLad1) October 13, 2017
Do £20m + Martial amd then replace with Sessengon
— Con (@conread_) October 12, 2017
Spurs will take martial in exchange for rose
— underratedmousa19 (@underratedmousa) October 13, 2017