Several reports have emerged over the past 48 hours on Rose’s future, with many highlighting the fact Bruce is keen to keep him and Spurs are happy to sell.
That said, these new claims from the Chronicle suggest there’s plenty work to be done between the two parties if we’re to turn his loan deal into a permanent one when the transfer window finally opens (whenever that will be!).
Here’s a snippet from their latest piece on the 29-year-old’s future:
Tottenham Hotspur may have to drop their winter asking price in order for Jose Mourinho to get his wish and sell Danny Rose.
Before Newcastle United clinched a January loan for the England full-back, Spurs were asking for £20million for Rose with his former club Leeds United entitled to a £2million sell-on bonus.
Rose was sold for just £1million by Leeds in 2007 and the Yorkshire club will pick up 10% of any future fee.
But Rose will enter the last 12 months of his contract in July and Spurs’ demands for the player’s fee would be considered too high by the Magpies.
The player will also be 30 in July and given the fact Spurs have made it clear they don’t want Rose to sign a new deal, United can use that to their advantage.
The fact we have a reported ‘option’ to sign Jetro Willems at half this price (£10m) makes his ACL injury all the more frustrating.
Rose has played at a high level for several years, so I’m confident he’d come good once his fitness levels and match sharpness improves, but he’s performed below the level Willems set so far and is 4 years older than the Dutchman.
I can’t see us committing to any permanent deal for Willems until we see him make a full recovery from his latest knee injury, however I can’t see us paying above £10m for Rose – meaning Spurs would have to reduce their demands significantly this summer.