Former Arsenal player Adrian Clarke told talkSPORT that he’s not convinced Tottenham star Danny Rose is good enough for a move to Chelsea.
“For £15 million I’m not convinced – I think Chelsea do need a new left-back but I’m not convinced – He’s improved and has come on leaps and bounds over the last couple of years,” he told talkSPORT.
Rose vital for Tottenham’s defence
Rose is a key component of Tottenham’s defence and someone who will be invaluable to Mauricio Pochettino over the next year.
He’s a vital source of width out on Tottenham’s left hand side, which is significant because unless Andros Townsend plays down that side, Spurs have no source of natural width down that flank.
Rose is fit enough to be able to play an advanced role before dropping into a more defensive position when he needs to.
His defensive game has arguably improved and he provides balance to the side, which is significant for the side moving forward.
Tottenham do have cover
The club’s chairman Daniel Levy is a businessman and if Chelsea, or any other side, make an offer which is big enough, there is cover in place in the form of Ben Davies.
Davies duelled hard with Rose last season for the left-back position and he has the right characteristics to be a very good long term defender for the club and represents someone who creates a platform for Tottenham to act if a formal, attractive offer comes in.