Everton seems to be in the running for Tottenham Hotspur fullback, Danny Rose and are reportedly preparing a £40m bid. The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to some of the elite clubs of the Premier League ever since the winter transfer window opened but none of the rumoured transfers has materialized so far.
From a distance, it looks like Rose’s stock has fallen a significant bit after his previous season woes. The Englishman has been turned into a second option behind Ben Davies after failing to recover from his injury mishap earlier in the campaign.
Davies’ impressive defensive efforts also played a part in Rose getting robbed of his starting spot which understandably has left him frustrated. It was Manchester United who were looking like the heavy favourites to land him. Jose Mourinho has had a left-back problem for quite a while now and had shortlisted Rose as one of his top targets.
The fullback was even touted to be worth around £50m as the Red Devils were preparing to outspend their ‘noisy neighbours’ in the transfer market. Now, the 27-year-old sits at a peculiar spot in his current club with the 2018 FIFA World Cup fast approaching.
Rose was named in the final 23-man England squad by Gareth Southgate, despite playing only 10 games in the league. He appeared in 17 games only for the Spurs to beat out the in-form Ryan Bertrand from international selection.
Rose could still find himself on the bench this June with Ashley Young registering more minutes than him with Manchester United. The latter has impressed aplenty in his newfound role the last term and could get the nod ahead of the Tottenham Hotspur man.
Without much playing time in Russia, it is unlikely that major clubs would want Rose for the upcoming season, leaving an open playing field for Everton. The Toffees certainly have the financial pedigree to meet Tottenham’s demands and the future ambitions to keep Rose hopeful.
They might have undergone a troubling season in the top-flight under Sam Allardyce but things are expected to change soon. Farhad Moshiri has expressed his intentions to give his new managerial head a brand new war chest of close to £200m, just like he did last summer.
This could open a few paths for unfavoured yet talented players like Rose to find an escape at the Goodison Park-based outfit. After all, spending such ambitious amounts might be enough to cut away a European spot next season for the Toffees.