According to Le10 Sport, West Ham are one of the clubs interested in signing Tottenham defender Danny Rose in this summer transfer window.
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The England international has found himself out of favour in north London, with the second-half of the 2019/2020 campaign being spent out on loan at Newcastle.
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Now, French publication Le10 Sport claim that Rose’s time with Spurs is finally up, and that both West Ham and Aston Villa are eyeing up a move for the veteran left-back.
With Aaron Cresswell once again a target of fans’ criticism following his latest performance against the Magpies last weekend, a move for Rose would strengthen David Moyes’ options in that position.
Worse than Cresswell
It says a lot about how Jose Mourinho feels about Rose, that he was perfectly comfortable with letting him go out on loan last season despite only really having Ben Davies as a genuine first-team option at left-back.
And Mourinho was fully vindicated in his decision. The 30-year-old was poor during his time on Tyneside, averaging less than one interception per game and committing one foul per match too. Aside from his questionable defending, Rose didn’t offer much going forward, failing to pick up a single goal or assist, and registering a measly 0.3 key passes and 0.2 crosses per game.
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Cresswell, on the other hand, averaged 1.4 tackles and 1.1 interceptions, and also provided 0.8 key passes and 0.8 crosses per match – not to mention chipping in with three goals in the Premier League too.
Rose – who reportedly earns around £60k-per-week – also comes with a bit of baggage. Whilst having someone who speaks what’s on their mind and isn’t afraid to give it back can be a driving force in the dressing room, it can also have the complete opposite effect, and the left-back has proven in his time at Spurs that he is someone who upsets the apple cart – not necessarily for the right reasons either.
Who can forget when he said he wanted Spurs to make the kinds of signings he didn’t have to Google, or even more recently, his bust-up with Mourinho that was aired during the All or Nothing documentary about the north London side. Even without the fact he’s actually a far worse footballer than Cresswell, West Ham just don’t need the kind of trouble-making rebel that Rose is.