Tottenham Hotspur are a team on the rise, for under the tutelage of a relative young gaffer in the shape of Mauricio Pochettino, the North London-based outfit have taken marauding steps to ensure that they challenge for the top four and owing to the aura they have been plying their trade with of late, even the Premier League title might be coming to them in the near future.
However, the summer transfer window might tempt them to sell one of the finest left-backs in the game at the moment in the form of Danny Rose, with Manchester City reportedly cultivating keen interest to sign the Englishman.
The situation is much more complex than it appears at the onset as it involves two other Premier League heavyweights, namely, Manchester United and Manchester City and the way they would be doing their business in the summer.
Luke Shaw, after signing under the regime of Louis van Gaal in what was the most expensive signing of a teenager way back in 2014, has found opportunities pretty hard to come by under Jose Mourinho and is vehemently vouching for his options for an outlet after the end of the ongoing campaign.
The 21-year-old’s stature has fallen as low as being a fourth choice left-back for the Red Devils, with Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian lying ahead of him in the pecking order. In a season which has been blighted by injuries and the rise of the form of his teammates for the aforesaid slot, Shaw is all set to even lower his wage demands from his current £80,000-a-week at the Old Trafford-based outfit to get more game time elsewhere where he would be valued. In a situation like this, should the move of the former Southampton star to Pep Guardiola’s side be a win-win situation for all the parties involved?
Manchester City are finding it hard to go toe-to-toe with Chelsea and the stagnancy in their left-back slot hasn’t helped a bit. Their defence is ageing and on the verge of turning into obsolete commodities and there is a dire need for acquiring the services of a player who would meet their long-term needs. Their aim to get hold of Rose makes perfect sense and considering that Pochettino has been a long-term admirer of Shaw, should he sanction the outflow of Rose to the Etihad Stadium, Shaw can very well fill the void to ensure that Spurs keep their momentum going to challenge for major silverwares.