West Brom could be about to bolster their defence, according to reports…
Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol told the Transfer Show [05/01/21, 19:50pm] that Baggies boss Sam Allardyce is monitoring the situation of Spurs outcast Danny Rose this month.
“There was one line that emerged before we came on air, which was regarding Danny Rose. It looks like almost certainly he’s going to be leaving Spurs.
“There could be the possibility of West Brom coming in for him. That’s unconfirmed, but that’s one source telling us that West Brom are looking at him and that’s a deal that could potentially happen if he sorts out his contract situation at Spurs.”
It’s pretty evident that the 30-year-old has no future in north London. He wasn’t registered for the upcoming season or given a squad number by Jose Mourinho.
He’s been left to fester with the reserves for game time, whilst Albion’s need for a new left-back has seemingly increased in the past month alone.
Big Sam was already without Conor Townsend and it is thought that Kieran Gibbs’ latest injury in the warm-up before their 5-0 embarrassment against Leeds has angered the 66-year-old, so much so that the former Arsenal man is on the chopping block, as per The Athletic.
It means that Rose could be a match made in heaven as he would also bring bags of Premier League experience, something that is particularly lacking in this Albion backline (aside from 36-year-old Branislav Ivanovic).
Indeed, the 29-time England international has played 194 times in the English top-flight and has racked up 32 appearances across both European competitions too, via Transfermarkt.
And recently, Marlon Harewood was left with nothing but praise for Rose despite the situation he found himself in. He told Football FanCast exclusively:
“He’s a top player. This is what I don’t understand about football. Obviously, everyone has their differences but despite the dispute, you’ve got a top-class player there – a top-class left-back who can do a good job.”
Rose’s stint on loan to Newcastle United last term provides further encouragement as he averaged 1.9 tackles, 0.9 interceptions and 0.7 long balls per game, his best in over a season, per WhoScored.
Neither Townsend nor Gibbs are managing tackling numbers near that in the top-flight this term, so it could well be a bargain upgrade if the Baggies and Luke Dowling can secure his signature this month.
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