Jose Mourinho has pin-pointed Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose as his main priority during the latter stages of the transfer window as he looks to secure a starting left back, according to reports.
And Rose, speaking in a recent interview, has expressed his frustration at Spurs’ lack of ambition in the transfer window and voiced a desire to play ‘up north’ in a bid to win trophies.
According to Daily Record‘s Duncan Castles, Mourinho will make the left-back the club’s number one priority over the next few weeks.
Rose’s comments are worth reading in full. They shed light on a mindset belonging to somebody desperately hungry for success in more ways than one. He wants trophies, better players to play with and, somewhat controversially, more money. This last part isn’t necessarily likeable, but you have to respect the man’s honesty.
The 27-year-old understands that the clock is ticking and that, more importantly, Spurs don’t come across as a club capable of claiming silverware. Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t signed anybody this summer and with Wembley set to be their home over the next year, you cannot blame Rose for considering a move elsewhere.
Marcus Rashford, for example, hasn’t even entered his twenties and boasts three major honours already. That is the kind of thing Rose clearly wants a piece of.