According to ExWHUemployee, West Ham boss David Moyes is interested in signing Tottenham full-back Danny Rose this summer. And Jose Mourinho could be willing to sell the Doncaster born star.
And we think the 30-year-old left-back would be an excellent signing for the Hammers.
Left-back is an area where we really need to strengthen this summer.
Aaron Cresswell, 30, is well past his best. The Liverpool-born defender has exponentially regressed over the past 12 months and he was constantly found wanting last season.
And the 30-year-old’s deputy Arthur Masuaku is no better. The Democratic Republic of Congo international is quite clearly not a left-back.
Now, the 26-year-old could be utilised to better effect in the left wing role, but he should never play at left-back for West Ham again.
And Tottenham ace Danny Rose would clearly be an upgrade on both of those names mentioned.
At 30, the 29-capped England international doesn’t fit the profile of player David Moyes wants to bring to the London Stadium this summer.
But sometimes that needs to be overlooked in favour of genuine quality.
One of the best left-backs over the past decade
And Rose certainly has that in abundance.
The Daily Mail claims that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is willing to sanction the left-back’s exit from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.
Rose spent the second half of last season on loan with Newcastle. And he impressed for Steve Bruce’s side at St James’ Park.
And with the Englishman’s contract set to expire at Tottenham next summer, West Ham may be able to pick him up for a bargain fee this summer.
But ExWHUemployee claimed that a loan move for the 30-year-old Spurs man is more likely this summer, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast (Wednesday August 12th):
“Danny Rose is someone that potentially on loan we could get from Tottenham, if they’ll deal with us.”
Rose would undoubtedly strengthen West Ham instantly, both defensively and in the final third, what with his overlapping runs.
Signing him seems to be a no-brainer.
And the opportunity to stay in London might just appeal to the Spurs left-back.