Three British Left-Backs Who Could Replace Danny Rose If Spurs Sell

So it seems that Danny Rose might be unsettled with life at Tottenham Hotspur

The Premier League runners-up haven’t signed anyone yet and in an interview with The Sun, Rose has intimated that he’s worth more than his reported £65k a week wage:

“One thing is for sure — I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth.”

“I am not playing as well as I have done not to get paid what I think I am worth.”

If I were the Spurs board and manager I’d view those comments as a warning that the left-back is ready to demand a move away if he isn’t offered a deal that considerably betters his current wage. He’ll have no doubt watched on as his former teammate, right-back Kyle Walker, left in a megabucks transfer to Manchester City earlier in the transfer window. 

One issue for the England international is that he has four years left to run on his current contract and Spurs are a notoriously hard team to negotiate with unless it’s also in their best interests. 

Rose will have admirers, with Manchester United and champions Chelsea thought to be extremely keen on the England international. 

So let’s say Spurs let Rose go, who could they replace him with? 

Well the transfer model at the Lilywhites seems to suggest that Mauricio Pochettino prefers bringing in talented British players. 

With that in mind I’ve selected three British left-backs that could catch the Argentine’s eye.


If Man United do approach the North London side regarding their current left-back then maybe Spurs could get Luke Shaw in as part of the deal.

Shaw’s career has stalled at United due to injuries and concerns about his attitude and fitness. Yet it was under Pochettino that a teenage Shaw first flourished at Southampton. Mauricio was always full of praise of Luke during their time working together.

A reunion might just see Shaw return to form. He’s clearly in a rut at Man Utd and he’s struggling to gain Jose Mourinho’s trust. A move to Tottenham could take a burden off the twenty-two year old’s shoulders and see him back performing as one of the Premier League’s best full-backs.

Pochettino may now have his question marks regarding Shaw’s fitness, he’s only made sixteen league appearances in the last two seasons.

Plus I’d imagine the player would have to take a pay-cut to head down south. He’s reportedly on £130k a week at Old Trafford and that’s double what Rose is currently on. It would make more sense to give Rose a wage increase rather than pay over the odds for Shaw.

But if Luke were to take a big cut in wages then maybe a deal could be done!


Bertrand was the left-back brought in to replace Shaw at Southampton and he’s done fantastically well at St Mary’s.

A consistently good performer, Bertrand is equally adept at defending as he is at going forward.

Last term he made twenty-eight appearances in the Premier League, scoring twice and assisting four times for the Saints. Defensively he averaged around 1.3 tackles per game and made about 1.6 interceptions.

At twenty-eight he has plenty of experience and is reaching his peak years. Currently vies with Rose for an England starting spot.

Would definitely be seen as a like for like replacement if he were to join Spurs in place of Danny Rose.

The price of the transfer fee plus his wages could be a stumbling block. Southampton will probably want a similar fee to the one Spurs would command for Rose and the player himself would then want a very good packet.


Celtic’s young left-back Kieran Tierney could be another option that Pochettino would consider if he has to look for another left-sided full-back.

At just twenty years of age, Tierney seems to have the footballing world at his feet.

As I’ve already stated, the Spurs manager isn’t afraid to give youngsters a chance (as he did with Shaw). Pochettino would probably view Tierney as an ideal signing as he could help mould the player into another fine star within the Tottenham ranks.

He’s a strong tackler and well disciplined at sticking to his defensive duties. As each game passes he’s becoming ever more confident, especially when going forward. Scored a cracker this week in the Scottish League Cup and shows good skill when he has the ball at his feet.

Strolled through the Scottish competition last term and didn’t look overawed in the Champions League. He’s already made over eighty appearances for the Celtic first-team, not bad at all for one so young.

Would probably have the cheaper price tag out of the three and he wouldn’t demand as much in wages either.

An issue could be persuading him to leave his beloved Celtic so soon into his career.

Now if I were a betting man, I would stick my money on Danny Rose staying at Spurs. I don’t think they are in the mood to sell the English international, unless they get a bigger fee than the £50m plus they got for Kyle Walker. I think it would take a bid of £60m just to get Spurs to the negotiating table. 

I’m keen to see what the Tottenham Hotspur board do next. Can they really offer Rose a new deal after such a public outburst? That could lead to others moaning to the press in the view of holding the club to ransom. But if they don’t offer Danny a new deal then do they risk having a severely unhappy player within the pool that could continually speak out against the club.

I’ll watch on in interest! 

One Response to “Three British Left-Backs Who Could Replace Danny Rose If Spurs Sell”

  1. Ben Davis was very good at the end of last season, £50 mil to united bye bye Dan, very poor public comment from a player who has been injured for a long time and been paid a lot of money to sit on his arse.
    no Respect for the club .

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