According to reports in The Independent, Manchester United see Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose, whose current deal in worth £70,000-a-week according to The Mirror, as a potential solution to their summer search for a new wide player after a move for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic stalled.
Well, The Independent says that Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho has grown frustrated in his attempts to bring Perisic and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale to the club this summer, and the Portuguese manager is continuing to assess his options.
The Independent says that in an ideal world he wanted to sign a wide attacker and two full-backs but the forward role is now seen as a priority as he is unlikely to get all three.
The report says that United baulked at bringing in Perisic when Inter refused to budge on their £48m valuation, while Bale’s future could depend on Real’s interest in Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe.
The Independent says that as Mourinho intends to play three at the back next season, Rose is seen as potential solution to play in the left wing-back role or even further forward although Tottenham don’t want to sell after already losing Kyle Walker to Manchester City.
The 27-year-old’s campaign was blighted by knee and hamstring injuries – he missed the final four months of the season with the latter – but he still scored two goals and provided a further four assists in 21 appearances in all competitions.
He certainly would be.
Rose has established himself as one of the best left-backs in the Premier League and for England in the last few seasons and he could add some experience and attacking prowess to the Red Devils side.
Mourinho looks to need a left-back too as he is yet to be convinced by Luke Shaw and with Matteo Darmian often forced to play out of position in the role last season.
It seems unlikely.
Having already sold Walker to Man City, Tottenham will demand big money if Rose is to leave as well, and having refused to meet a £48m valuation for Perisic it remains to be seen how far they would be willing to go to get the England left-back.