Man United & Tottenham
It’s been along standing transfer rumour that Man United are looking to sign Tottenham’s Eric Dier in the off-season.
Dier is said to have a 50 million pound price tag around his neck, while the 23-year-old England international is under contract at Spurs until 2021.
On Tuesday, however, the Dier story is sidestepped by the Mirror as they claim Man United are tracking a second Spurs defender.
What’s the story?
Man United are looking for defensive reinforcements before the start of the next campaign.
Burnley’s Michael Keane is a target, while the Mirror now believe the Red Devils have overtaken Man City in the race for Danny Rose.
Rose, 26, played 33 games last season for club and country, scoring twice and chipping in with three assists. He’s under contract with Spurs until 2021.
But according to the Mirror, Rose wants to leave Tottenham this summer:
Tottenham are bracing themselves to lose Danny Rose this summer – with Manchester United favourites to get him.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing potential replacements with Doncaster-born Rose believed to be interested in moving back up north.
Man City appeared to have fallen out of the Rose race as Pep Guardiola has turned attention to Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy.
Is Rose really homesick?
Many Spurs fans will feel the claim Rose wants to return to the north is a little weak.
In the past few days, Rose appeared on BBC 5 Live radio discussing all things Tottenham, and he openly admitted he’d wished he’d played under Mauricio Pochettino when he was 18.
At the same time, Rose also admitted he can understand why there may be transfer speculation around their squad, saying “a player might feel that he’s done enough at Spurs”.
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) May 26, 2017
Danny Rose on rumours of departures in North London this summer: pic.twitter.com/Kk1SOWFQpi
— OKYERE KWAME TAWIAH (@oktranking) May 27, 2017
He’s out injured
Instead of focusing on transfer rumours, however, one suspects Rose is more intent on making sure he gets fit right now.
Rose is on the sidelines following a knee injury sustained against Sunderland back at the end of January.
After a brilliant start to the campaign where Rose arguably established himself as the best left-back in the Premier League, he’s been forced to watch his team mates do the business in the final months of the season while he’s watched on from the sidelines.
Rose is expected to be fit for the start of next season.