Report: £60k/wk PL ace set to snub West Brom advances and move abroad
Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose is ready to spurn West Brom advances in favour of a move to Spain or Germany, according to The Sun.
The 30-year-old has not played for Spurs all season after being frozen out by Jose Mourinho and so he is expected to finally move on in January.
His contract expires in June so he is free now to talk to foreign clubs regarding a lucrative pre-contract for the summer but he could be allowed to move on imminently given his current situation.
West Brom have suffered at left-back this season with Kieran Gibbs and Conor Townsend missing games through a mixture of suspension and injury, and the likes of Lee Peltier and Dara O’Shea have been drafted in to cover for them in an unfamiliar role.
As such a mooted deal for Spurs outcast Rose seemed like there had some legs to it with The Sun reporting that Sam Allardyce is “desperate” to bring in Rose, but that he might have to offload Gibbs before due to the lack of funds at The Hawthorns.
The Sun also exclusively reveal that Rose “is believed to prefer a short-term switch overseas to revive his career” with interest from La Liga and Bundesliga, seemingly putting paid to West Brom hopes of bringing him in.
Small bump but Baggies can get over it
This will act as another blow in a season full of them for Albion and Big Sam.
Rose – on a reported £60k-a-week – was in the England squad as recently as 2019 and with nearly 200 Premier League appearances to his name would have brought a wealth of experience and know-how with him.
He might have come in with a point to prove over Mourinho and co while his loan spell at Newcastle United last season proved he could perform for a team lower down the table.
However, Rose has not played first-team football all season and has only surpassed 20 Premier League appearances once (2018/19) since 2015/16, while he has never reached 30 games in a domestic campaign.
He has struggled with injury over recent years and combined with the lack of minutes he has received this season would have been a pretty expensive gamble for Albion.
Big Sam has other more pressing areas he needs to target such as a striker to cover for the injured Karlan Grant and recently departed Charlie Austin, while central midfield and centre back still needs bolstering.
While he may have improved the position this is not a move that would have sparked a revival in fortunes and the club would be better served on spending their limited budget on more essential signings.
In other West Brom news, Albion miss out on 13-goal striker target.