Jose Mourinho is plotting a £60 million raid on Tottenham’s defensive line; the United boss is purportedly keen on Danny Rose and Kyle Walker.
Unimpressed with Shaw
The pair were signed for a measly £5 million between them, meaning Spurs would be a massive profit on their budding full-backs.
Mourinho is said to have been unimpressed by Luke Shaw this season and is seeking long-term replacements – couple this with an ageing Antonio Valencia, who, in fairness, has been one of United’s best players this season, then one can see why Mourinho would be in the market.
However, the acquisition of both full-backs remains unlikely. Mauricio Pochettino is very protective of his young players and would be reluctant to let them go.
Tottenham’s building of a new stadium could work in United’s favour, or against it. Spurs could be looking to cash in to fund the costs of their new home and might be tempted by such an audacious fee.
However, with chairman Daniel Levy limiting transfer resources, they may be reluctant to let their players leave, knowing that Pochettino will have restricted funds in the transfer windows.
Written by Michael Jones
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