West Ham United are showing an interest in Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose to solve their left-back problem.
That’s according to reliable insider ExWHUemployee on the latest West Ham Way podcast.
West Ham’s only transfer business so far has been to make Tomas Soucek’s loan move permanent.
Meanwhile rivals Tottenham have landed their number one transfer target Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.
Rose a loan option for West Ham?
One player surplus to requirements at Tottenham appears to be Rose.
The left-back was loaned out to Newcastle in January and has no future under Jose Mourinho at Spurs.
Much of West Ham’s woes have been put down to their problems in both full-back positions.
On the left neither Aaron Cresswell nor Arthur Masuaku have covered themselves in glory.
And Moyes has put both on the transfer list with any reasonable offers set to be accepted according to West Ham insiders Claret & Hugh.
Insider claims Moyes prefers rising Championship stars
Now anonymous Twitter and podcast personality ExWHUemployee claims David Moyes is interested in Rose.
That is despite a move for the 30-year-old breaking Moyes’s new transfer policy of signing young players hungry to prove themselves in the top flight.
“Danny Rose is someone that potentially on loan we could get from Tottenham, if they’ll deal with us,” Ex said on The West Ham Way podcast (August 12th).
“Although I very much doubt it, he goes against the age policy that we’ve been looking at.
“But he is someone that we could potentially get on loan.”
Ex made it clear that Moyes would prefer both Henry and Ryan Manning ahead of Rose.
Hammers face two big issues in any Rose move
Although Rose is 30, he is a very accomplished left-back and would be a huge improvement on both Cresswell and Masuaku.
There are two big potential issues, though.
One was hinted at by Ex, that Spurs may refuse to deal with West Ham.
There is no love lost between the two clubs, who rarely do business with one another.
And relations between the two boardrooms are strained too.
A fallout over West Ham’s failed bid for Emmanuel Adebayor back in 2015 saw David Sullivan and David Gold vow never to do business with Daniel Levy again (Telegraph).
Then both clubs were dragged through the courts over an alleged spying scandal as Tottenham tried to beat West Ham to the Olympic Stadium tenancy (BBC Sport).
Another obstacle in any deal with Tottenham for Rose is the player’s wish to be closer to family up north.