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Demise of £50m-rated Danny Rose is bad news for Leeds United

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Demise of £50m-rated Danny Rose is bad news for Leeds United

The England international has a sell-on clause that would benefit Leeds when he leaves Spurs.

Danny Rose is being linked with a move to Schalke 04 this month as his Tottenham career appears to be coming to an end. As reported by The Sun, the Bundesliga side remain keen, whilst PSG are also said to be tracking the player.

Any move would most likely be a loan switch at this stage. Considering how much teams were reportedly willing to pay for Rose in the summer of 2017, it is quite a shocking demise.

The likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United were all linked with moves for the England international twelve months ago. As reported by The Mirror, Tottenham wanted £50 million for the player.

Which was great news for Leeds United.

(Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Doncaster-born Rose came through the ranks at Leeds but never made a first-team appearance for the club before heading to Tottenham in 2007. It was a disappointment for Leeds, but finances dictated they had to sell at the time. But, owing to his excellent ability, Leeds planned ahead. A sell-on clause was inserted into the deal. The Yorkshire Evening Post reported in 2015 that Leeds will receive 10 percent of any profit made on Rose’s transfer fee – so subtracting the £1 million fee they picked up from Spurs the Yorkshire side could have cashed in a cool £4.9 million off such a deal.

But Rose now looks unlikely to command such a fee. Leeds will now be set to make much less off their former youth-team star.

Hopefully, a loan spell can see him shine again and get that price-tag back up.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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