Tottenham defender Danny Rose has expressed his frustration with the club's lack of activity in the transfer market this summer.
Rose's comments should have former club Leeds United paying attention, for two reasons.
Most importantly, Leeds have a sell on clause for Rose, as terms of his departure from the club in 2007.
The Yorkshire Evening Post reported in 2015 that Leeds are entitled to 10 per cent of any profit made on Rose's sale.
Rose joined Spurs from Leeds for £1 million, so if he left Tottenham, for £50 million, Leeds would get 10 per cent of £49 million.
He has in recent days been linked with big money moves to both Manchester United and Chelsea. Tottenham are reluctant to sell, but Rose's comments could put him in a difficult position.
Leeds should also pay attention because of Rose's stated desire to return up north one day.
He said: "I will say this too — I will play up north. I don’t know exactly when, but I will get back up north and play some football somewhere.
“I moved away from home (from Leeds to Spurs) at 16. I am going to make it my priority before I retire to play football up there."
Tottenham may dig in and keep the 27-year-old, and he could stay down south with a move to Chelsea.
But a switch back to Leeds later in his career could one day be viable - preferably for the Whites after he has made one big move and netted them a healthy sell on fee.