Report: Barcelona willing to swap Jordi Alba for Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose

 
 
TOPSHOT - Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) celebrates a goal with Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) and Barcelona's Spanish defender Jordi Alba during the...

Danny Rose has been tipped to leave Tottenham but could he be heading to the Camp Nou?

Wilfried Zaha of Palace goes past Danny Rose of Spurs during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on November 5, 2017 in London, England.

Out-and-out swap deals are very rare at the top level of the European game. So reports in Spanish publication El Gol Digital that Tottenham Hotspur could exchange Danny Rose for Jordi Alba certainly catch the eye.

The report claims that Spanish international left-back Alba has not really convinced Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde this season, after previously falling out favour with his Blaugrana predecessor Luis Enrique towards the latter stages of 2016/17.

Jordi Alba of FC Barcelona fights for the ball with Hugo Mallo of Celta de Vigo during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Celta de Vigo at Camp Nou on December 2, 2017 in Barcelona,...

El Gol Digital add that Alba’s value is deflating by the year so they are mulling over whether or not now is the time to look for a long-term replacement for a player who has still produced five assists in 12 La Liga games this season from left-back.

And the report states that Rose, who has been tipped to leave Tottenham sooner rather than later after losing his place in the starting XI to Ben Davies, could be on his way to the Camp Nou in a sensational exchange deal.

TOPSHOT - Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) celebrates a goal with Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) and Barcelona's Spanish defender Jordi Alba during the...

Rose has barely featured for Spurs in 2017 due to a serious injury suffered at the start of the year and got on the wrong side of manager Mauricio Pochettino when he criticised the club’s transfer policy in the summer, while also stating that he would be open to a departure, in that now infamous interview with The Sun.

Rose, who has not won a trophy in his senior career, stated that he wanted to fill up his CV with silverware before retirement. So you could imagine that he would be open to the idea of signing for Barcelona.

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