Danny Rose’s name keeps cropping up and the Mail on Sunday are the latest to link the left-back with a move to Leeds United this summer.
The report claims that Tottenham will let Rose join Leeds for free, despite having a year left on his contract, if the Whites can match his £65-a-week wages.
It adds that Marcelo Bielsa is looking for Premier League experience, which Rose would provide by the bucketful.
Money means move could make sense
You won’t find many Leeds fans who are really enthusiastic about a move for Rose.
That would have been very different a couple of years ago but Rose’s stock has fallen fast and he didn’t impress much on loan at Newcastle.
However, at his peak he was probably the best left-back in the country and that’s an area that Leeds are looking to strengthen, according to Athletic journalist Phil Hay.
Stuart Dallas has impressed there this season but it’s not his natural position. Gjanni Alsioki is better in attack than defence and there are question marks over Barry Douglas making the step up to the top flight.
£65,000-a-week is a lot of money, way more than any other Leeds player is on at the moment. But, without a fee, the deal would be more attractive.
£65k-a-week over three years would come to just over £10m. That’s round about the price that we thought Rose would go for, but if this report is true, then Spurs are obviously not confident of shifting him on.
It would be a risk but a two-year deal would cost £6.7m which reduces the risk for Leeds considerably.
It would take a big stretch to imagine that Rose could get back to his best. But if he did, it would be a real bargain.
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