Danny Rose has fallen down the pecking order at Tottenham Hotspur and it seems to be the perfect time for the England international to jump ship.
An unused substitute for Spurs’ 3-1 victory over Fulham at the weekend, The Evening Standard states that Mauricio Pochettino is happy for the 28-year-old to leave before the end of August as he considers Kyle Walker-Peters and Ben Davies to be sufficient depth.
After starring for England in their remarkable push to the World Cup semi-final, Rose should be on cloud nine and be aiming to further his career before future international tournaments – but it appears he has hit a wall in North London.
Fortunately, The Evening Standard adds that Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain could make a late move for the experienced full-back as they seek additions down the left side – after losing Yuri Berchiche to Athletic Bilbao earlier this summer.
“I am not worried whether it’s this week or next week or maybe the week after. The season is so long, there’s a lot of games to play and I hope that all will be fit and help the team.”
The past few years have seen a number of England talents move across the continent, including Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund, but the older guard of Three Lions’ aces are for some reason reluctant to ply their trade abroad.
With the transfer window in England closed, Rose does not really have a choice if he wants to be playing regularly and should jump at the chance to join PSG – where he could enjoy the prime years of his career alongside the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Thiago Silva.
Whether Spurs fans like to admit it or not, PSG are a more appealing prospect than them and a move taking Rose to the French capital should be celebrated as it would signal another major step forward in English football.
If the Three Lions are to succeed, players need to earn experience of playing in other European leagues and Rose could tread the path for others to follow later down the line.