He announced his arrival on the big stage with a 35-yard volley against Tottenham’s biggest rivals, Arsenal, on his debut. Since then, Danny Rose’s career has seen a lot of ebbs and highs. However, he has been consistently good for Spurs over the past two seasons and his performances have attracted the interest of Manchester United and Everton.
If Pochettino is ready to let go of his English fullback, he must look at other options to fill up the slot. Here are three replacement options for Spurs to fill Danny Rose’s position.
The £100m-rated Fulham wonder-kid has proven that he has what it takes to produce results from the fullback position and a move to Spurs could do wonders. Sessegnon will thrive under Pochettino’s leadership and could develop to become one of the best left-backs in the country. His attacking prowess could also be bolstered under the Argentine manager.
Sessegnon’s move to Tottenham would be similar to Gareth Bale’s moved from Southampton, except that Sessegnon has way better numbers to his name than what Bale had back then. If Spurs land him, there is no doubt that Rose will not be missed.
The Southampton left-back is 28 and is coming off a disappointing season for the Saints. A move to Spurs could be a boost to his career. He still has around 4 years of good football left in him and a move to White Hart Lane could help him find his feet again.
At one point in time, the former Chelsea man was considered as one of the best English fullbacks in the business and he probably needs a better team to prove it. Pochettino could fit him in a system that would suit Bertrand and it would help him to rejuvenate his career.
If Pochettino wants to keep the English tradition going, Luke Shaw is another viable option at left-back. The Manchester United man has fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho and his burgeoning career has hit another roadblock. He needs a manager who can help him develop and considering Pochettino’s track record – Tottenham seems like a good option.
Shaw is still young and has plenty of football left in him. When fit, he has shown flashes of his brilliance and Pochettino could help him unlock that. Shaw to Tottenham seems like a very prudent move and it is one that will be beneficial for both the parties involved.