Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says Danny Rose should stay out of the club’s transfer business.
Rose would consider joining Chelsea or Manchester United, according to Sky sources, with the left-back having voiced concerns over Tottenham’s lack of signings, insisting he does not want to have to “Google” new arrivals.
Birmingham City boss Redknapp, who oversaw Rose’s breakthrough into the Spurs squad, believes the England international needs to reconsider his claims though, questioning who Mauricio Pochettino could bring in to improve his side.
“I’m surprised at Danny,” said Redknapp. “Danny is a great lad, an outstanding player, the best left-back in the country in my opinion. I don’t know why he’s said that really, it’s up to the manager and the owners whether they spend money really, and buy players.
“It’s a difficult club to buy players at because their starting XI is so good I don’t know if you were trying to sign a player what you would say to him? ‘Come to Tottenham’, and the player says ‘I’m a striker where do you see me playing’, and you say ‘on the bench really because we’ve got Harry Kane’.
“A No 10? ‘We’ve got Dele Alli’.
“I don’t know where they can improve the team so all they can do is bring squad players in.
“When everyone is fit I think they’re the best starting XI in the country. Man for man I wouldn’t swap them with anyone, that starting XI is a top, top team.”
Rose has not asked to leave Spurs and still has four years left on his current contract, after spending a good deal of last season out injured.
Manchester United have said Rose is not a player they are looking to sign this summer and Sky Sports News understands selling Rose has not been part of Tottenham’s plan, having already sold right-back Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £50m.