Danny Rose has an uncertain future after admitting he could leave Tottenham this summer. Alan Nixon of The Sun believes Spurs are willing to sell the left-back but may not find a suitor due to his £80k-per-week wages. But given Manchester United, Manchester City and Everton are reportedly keen on Rose, why would they have an issue with his salary?
United are paying Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo £80k-per-week or more, City are paying Danilo, Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Nicolas Otamendi £80k-per-week or more and Everton are paying Lucas Digne and Yerry Mina £90k-per-week or more. None of the three sides have an issue agreeing lucrative contracts, so Nixon’s report doesn’t make sense.
It’s also strange why the three Premier League sides are being linked. Luke Shaw was Manchester United’s Player of the Year last season, City are looking to buy back Angelino and Everton have Lucas Digne. Rose may struggle finding a suitor in England. The notion that Ryan Sessegnon is his successor is odd too.
The Fulham midfielder is a much better attacker than defender and needs a lot of development before he adapts to the top-flight. Ben Davies can deputise for Rose, but Sessegnon is currently more of a winger than fullback and would need a lot of work before he’s effective defensively.