Report: Manchester City retain interest in Tottenham's Danny Rose

Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen

Interest in Rose from City was reported back in May, and it seems they're still keen on him.

Manchester City still retain an interest in Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, according to a report in the Daily Mirror (Tuesday 5th April, page 53).

They report that Rose is still fancied as a replacement for Aleksandar Kolorov at the Etihad Stadium, having also reported interest last May, regardless of the appointment of Pep Guardiola as manager - who will arrive when his contract expires with Bayern Munich in the summer.

There is little doubt the quality of Rose as he been one of the finest full-backs in the league this season and looks nailed on to represent England at the European Championships this summer. 

But one question that would arise here is why would Rose want to leave Tottenham at the current time? This season they have shown they are a side that is capable of challenging for the Premier League title and are nailed on to play in the Champions League next season.

While it is likely that City are going to play in Europe's premier competition next season, it looks a little less certain with City, even if there is a potential lure of working with a decorated coach like Guardiola.

But it's really hard to see how Rose wouldn't be happy at Tottenham, and would want a move away.

The report suggests that Rose could see his wages significantly improved with a move to Manchester City, with his current terms said to be £40,000, but given the cash injection that clubs are in line to receive from next season because of new television deals, Tottenham would likely have no problem in increasing Rose's wages should they feel the need to.

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