According to the Mirror, the Sky Blues are considering various summer transfer options, and that Rose is on their radar ahead of Pep Guardiola’s arrival.
The tabloid note that the Citizens are looking to boost their quota of ‘homegrown’ talent ahead of a campaign in the Europa League or—more likely—the Champions League next season.
Following his fine season at club level for Spurs, Rose has broken into the England team, and also piqued the interest of City.
Having been formed at Leeds United and then at Tottenham, Rose would certainly help City’s homegrown quota, although the tabloid note that they see him as a genuine first-team regular, rather than merely an addition to make up the numbers in the Sky Blues’ star-studded squad.
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Indeed, following his outstanding performances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this term, there’s little doubt that Rose would be a considerable upgrade on Aleksandar Kolarov, who has never truly convinced defensively, and 30-year-old Gael Clichy.