Spurs need home grown Rose

As I anticipated would happen with the need for home grown players Danny Rose is to be offered a new contract.

Spurs need home grown Rose


Rose has been the one most picked on by Spurs fans as he still has a lot to learn and we want more of a finished article. West Ham has started to show an interest so Tottenham have moved to extend his contract to tie him to White Hart Lane.

Converted winger Rose is 23, in July he'll be 24 and although Franco Baldini is looking around for a left-back the former England U21 international and Great Britain Olympian has been told he is still a part of first team plans.

Last summer Rose said he did not want to sit on a bench, if he wasn't playing he'd be off. He has had spells of injury and Spurs haven't really had adequate cover. Jan Vertonghen is needed in the centre of defence and Kyle Naughton is a right-back.

The left side has been Spurs weakness for two seasons with a lack of cover in front of Rose exposing his positional play and rashness in the challenge. An experienced left-back is needed for him to learn from but also the demands of the Europa League mean Tottenham need two first team players in every position.

Only being able to name 17 foreign player over the age of 21 in a Premier League squad clubs have to maintain a quota of home grown players, which is why they cost a premium in the transfer market. Rose is currently one of the eight we need so selling any home grown players mean we would need to replace them.

The Summer Transfer Window Jigsaw explains the situation and how it affects Spurs particularly in greater detail.

Jake Livermore is expected to be sold and Tom Carroll returns from QPR to ease the situation slightly but Spurs can not simply sell all of Livermore, Rose, Naughton and Dawson without having to buy other overpriced home grown players.

Early in the season with Andre Vills-Boas defensive tactics Rose had the cover he needed and looked solid, he was playing well but when we released that and adopted a more attacking philosophy then his weaknesses were exposed. It's a balancing act that the new Head Coach will need to get right.



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