Laughable ‘exclusive’ claims Bruce wants Ashley to make £15m bid for Tottenham outcast

According to a highly dubious exclusive from the the Daily Star, Steve Bruce wants Mike Ashley to back him with a £15m bid for Tottenham’s Danny Rose.

You may ask why this report from the Star is ‘laughable’ given we need a new left-back and Rose looks set to leave Spurs after being left out of their pre-season plans, however there’s one key reason this just wouldn’t add up. His age.

Rose is 29, so why would Mike Ashley pay £15m for an ageing left-back likely to be on big wages when he refused to pay £16.5m for a 29-year-old Salomon Rondon – a man who had already proven himself at Newcastle after 12 goals, 7 assists and our player of the season award.

It doesn’t really add up, does it.

Steve Bruce has claimed during his press conferences in China that he’s not a ‘puppet’ and is very much in charge when it comes to transfers, but I imagine the 58-year-old will be told no regarding Rose and pointed in the direction of a young left-back with high potential (sell on value) instead.

Would he be a good signing? Yes. But does Bruce have any chance of getting Mike Ashley to spend £15m on a player who’ll be 30 this time next summer? I don’t think so – and that’s forgetting the fact the England international may well have bigger and better offers should he leave Spurs this summer.

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6 thoughts on “Laughable ‘exclusive’ claims Bruce wants Ashley to make £15m bid for Tottenham outcast

  1. We have a lot of catching up to get our usual 100+ linked players per window. 😕
    Carroll’s on ze list. 😈
    Next: Bas Dost 😆 Charlie Austin 😉 and Old Uncle Tom Cobblers 😯

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  2. What is laughable is you think Danny Rose is an outcast. He started the champions league final and had his second highest no of appearances in the league for spurs in a 12 year stay. Amateurish

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  3. Blaineblaine:
    What is laughable is you think Danny Rose is an outcast. He started the champions league final and had his second highest no of appearances in the league for spurs in a 12 year stay. Amateurish

    He’s literally been left out of Tottenham’s pre-season tour and is at home instead while the team are all in Asia…

    If that’s not the definition of outcast, what is?

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  4. Olly Hawkins: He’s literally been left out of Tottenham’s pre-season tour and is at home instead while the team are all in Asia…

    If that’s not the definition of outcast, what is?

    He’s been left out so he can explore the possibility of leaving and an offer on the table but it’s been clearly reported that he hasn’t had a falling out and if nothing comes of it he’ll be back involved. Not even remotely outcast just left out. Big difference.

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