How Tottenham Can Replace Danny Rose If He Departs
Mauricio Pochettino will be frustrated with the lack of success his team has found with regards to how consistent they were since the start of the previous campaign. And this lack of silverware might see him lose some of the most important players in the squad to top clubs in the league.
It has already started to affect the Spurs as reports have revealed that Kyle Walker is set to quit the club even before the transfer window is open. The first choice English right back has been the best in his position in England this season and is wanted by Manchester City. His national compatriot Danny Rose is now the next most-wanted player in England as Manchester United are reportedly closing in on his signature.
How will Tottenham cope with if they lose their left-back? Can they even replace him completely next season? Here are 4 players they can target to fill this void in the squad:
Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
The English full-back is known for his inconsistency but was superb for the Saints last season. At 27, he is in his prime as a footballer and honestly, there are very few options better than him for Tottenham at the moment. He will not be too hard to lure and could be the ideal replacement for Danny Rose at the club.
Benjamin Mendy (AS Monaco)
The 22-year old Monaco star has been one of the finds of the season in Ligue1, like most of his teammates and is in grave demand at the moment. Manchester City and PSG are monitoring him but losing Rose might give Spurs the edge in landing him this summer. At his age, he fits the recruitment model at the White Hart Lane and can be the first choice left-back for years to come.
Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)
The youngster is reportedly close to a move to the Lane this summer and Pochettino might not be afraid to use him in the first team. At just 17, he is a genuine star for the future and a perfect replacement for Danny Rose. He may not yet be ready for the top flight but under Pochettino, he should not take long.
Luke Shaw (Manchester United)
Another option to replace Rose at Tottenham is Manchester United outcast Luke Shaw. A constant subject of criticism from the manager at Old Trafford, Shaw will surely be frustrated and might be sold if his valuation is met. His injury history might scare Pochettino but his potential is more than a worthy investment material. If Tottenham lose Rose this summer, they must sign Luke Shaw at all costs. He would be a welcome addition to the already strong and talented English core at the club.