Tottenham will resist all Manchester United bids for Danny Rose

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur and Billy Jones of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadium of Light on January 31, 2017 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur and Billy Jones of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadium of Light on January 31, 2017 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) /
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Tottenham will not permit Danny Rose to leave

If Manchester United fans believe that Kyle Walker’s transfer from Tottenham to Manchester City provides them a blueprint to sign Danny Rose, they need to think again. Mauricio Pochettino regards Rose as a vital cog of his Spurs machine whereas he viewed Walker as a replaceable luxury player.

Reports from England claim that Jose Mourinho has turned his attention on signing Spurs’ first choice left back once again. The idea is that United have become frustrated with their inability to close a deal for either Ivan Perisic or Gareth Bale. Presumably, these pundits believe striking a deal with Daniel Levy would be an easier proposition.

That assumption is laughable. Levy is an infamously difficult negotiator. He made Manchester City officials crawl through broken glass before they were able to secure Walker’s signature. Those negotiations concluded with Walker becoming England’s most expensive defender in history.

Rose is arguably a better player than Walker, but he’s certainly more important inside the Spurs dressing room. It’s been widely reported that numerous Tottenham players have kidded Rose about being Pochettino’s son given the close relationship between the two. No such claims were ever made regarding Poch’s relationship with Walker.

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If that isn’t enough evidence that Rose will be untouchable this summer, there’s the simple reality that Walker has already been sold without the purchase of a suitable replacement. As a club, Tottenham simply can’t afford to part with another member of the starting XI. Manchester United can make as many bids as they like, but they won’t change that reality. Unless Spurs suddenly embark on an unlikely transfer spree, the public pressure will make selling Rose impossible.

Manchester United are fully aware of these realities too. You may wonder why they bother expressing interest in Rose given that fact. The answer is simple. They’d like to unsettle Rose a bit and make a future move for the Tottenham star easier. Jose Mourinho isn’t a simpleton, he’s doing everything he can to unsettle one of his Premier League rivals.

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The bottom line is that Danny Rose will not be heading to Old Trafford this season as his home ground. Once he fully recovers from his knee injury he’ll be calling Wembley home with the rest of his Tottenham teammates. United don’t have the money to circumvent that reality.