- Rose has established himself as a key figure for Tottenham in recent seasons
- England international has caused a stir this year with his comments
- Mourinho could swoop to take him to Man Utd for £45m in January
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It’s been an uneasy season thus far for Tottenham defender Danny Rose, and Man Utd have reportedly been told what it will take to prise him away.
The 27-year-old has been limited to just five appearances in all competitions so far this season due to an injury that kept him sidelined at the start of the campaign.
However, he caused a stir even before a ball had been kicked with this interview with The Sun, in which he argued that he was worth a bigger wage and openly talked about a move elsewhere.
Coupled with the furore that followed him being left out of the Tottenham squad to face Arsenal in the north London derby last month due to fitness reasons, speculation of an exit has been rife, but it sounds as though Spurs may have set out their demands to sell him.
According to The Daily Star, they are reportedly ready to let Rose leave next year, but only if they receive a bid worth £45m for the England international.
For Tottenham, it would give them a cash injection to sign a replacement who is fully committed to Mauricio Pochettino’s side, or it could give Ben Davies a chance to cement his place in the line-up and allow the club to spend the money elsewhere.
As for Man Utd, the side most heavily linked with a swoop despite mentions of Chelsea, Everton and Man City in the report, they would be addressing a key weak area in their squad.
Although Ashley Young and others have done a commendable job filling in, Jose Mourinho has lacked a first-choice natural in that role that he can rely upon since being appointed at Old Trafford.
Although £45m is a lot of money for a left-back, he could now address that problem with Rose who offers energy, pace, defensive solidity and attacking qualities to match what Antonio Valencia provides on the opposite flank to offer balance to the side.