Steve Nicol tips Danny Rose for Tottenham Hotspur exit

Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur (L) celebrates with Kyle Walker and Danny Rose as he scores their fourth goal and his second during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and...

Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose has been linked with a move to the Red Devils for a while.

Danny Rose of Spurs in action during the Premier League match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on January 1, 2017 in Watford, England.

Steve Nicol has told ESPN that he believes Tottenham Hotspur star Danny Rose will leave for Manchester United in the summer.

The left-back has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford for some time and The Daily Mail claimed last month that United are "confident" of a £50 million deal.

The 27-year-old is Tottenham's first-choice option at left-back again after wining his place back from Ben Davies following a 10-month absence through injury for most of 2017.

Danny Rose of Spurs in action during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and APOEL Nikosia at Wembley Stadium on December 6, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

And Nicol suggests that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has enough full-backs in his squad to justify selling one - but only for the right amount.

He told ESPN: "This I can see happening. Tottenham have enough cover, with the likes of Aurier, Trippier and Davies.

"It'll take Kyle Walker-type money of £50 million to get him, but I think Man United will pay that money and I think this will happen."

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.

You could argue that Spurs have already regressed since Walker joined Manchester City and Tottenham need a top-drawer replacement if Rose joins the Old Trafford side.

Davies is a decent enough left-back, but he is not on Rose's level, in the same way Trippier is not on Walker's level, so Pochettino needs to reinvest whatever money United pay for Rose.

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