West Brom are very keen on bringing Danny Rose to The Hawthorns this month, according to Alex Crook.
Rose is out of favour at Tottenham Hotspur and Big Sam is reportedly eyeing a move for the defender with the Albion boss desperate for more experience in his team.
Speaking to TalkSPORT, transfer expert Crook claimed that Rose could even cancel his Spurs contract in a similar fashion to Jack Wilshere at West Ham in the summer.
🗣 "I was told there's a big chance he could cancel his contract at #THFC."
❌ "He's not part of Mourinho's plans."
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 13, 2021
He said, “I was told that there’s a big chance that he [Rose] may well follow Jack Wilshere and cancel his contract at Tottenham in this window.
“West Brom and Sam Allardyce would be very keen to take him to The Hawthorns.
“Whether he would see that as the right club to revive his career I don’t know. I can understand why Big Sam would want him. He’s desperate to get in some Premier League experience.”
This is a deal that could suit the Baggies, presuming Rose does actually cancel his current contract as the club would only have to pay his wages.
These wages would probably be a sticking point however as Rose would have to take a significant pay cut if he was to join the club.
Questions remain over what this means for Kieran Gibbs.
The former Arsenal man has plenty of the Premier League experience that Allardyce is after but if the new boss wants to bring in Rose then it could mean that time is up for Gibbs.
Rose is also slightly injury prone, like Gibbs, and he failed to impress while on loan at Newcastle last season.
Bringing in Rose would be a sideways step rather than a leap forward and if the Spurs man is asking for high wages then we’re better off keeping our money and the one over the hill left-back we already have.
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