According to The Mirror, Everton have become the latest side monitoring the future of England international and Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose.
The 27-year-old had established himself as one of the league’s top full-backs in recent years, becoming a key figure for Mauricio Pochettino’s side during the 2015-16 season and the first half of last.
However, since then, Rose’s career has quickly turned on its head.
After being sidelined for nine months of 2017 through injury, off-field events seemingly strained his relationship with the club and its supporters this term.
Ultimately, his failure to turn a new leaf has seen him replaced by Ben Davies in Pochettino’s preferred XI, leaving him to just eight Premier League starts.
A player of Rose’s quality would be a dream signing for Everton, with the Spurs defender previously regarded as one of the best-attacking full-backs in the league.
Given a fresh start, he could be the signing that gives the Toffees another outstanding option at left-back for the next few seasons.
Although a swoop would represent an ambitious move from the Merseyside outfit, he would be an ideal successor to Leighton Baines, who has been an outstanding servant over the past decade.
The former Leeds United academy prospect is not a guarantee for Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad, and he may feel a move is necessary to get his career back on track.
A fresh start at Goodison Park could give the 27-year-old a new lease of life, resulting in the quality of performances that propelled him into the 2017 Premier League Team of the Year.
The Mirror have also reported that Manchester United are cooling their interest in the full-back as a result of his unimpressive season, however, the Toffees could still yet tempt Rose with a move up North.
The report claims that Tottenham could demand around £37 million for Rose, which is some way below the previously claimed fees in the region of £50 million for the England left-back.
After a turbulent season for the Toffees, supporters will want to see new players coming in that will give them hope that they can strive for better things next season.
Links with one of the leagues best defenders will definitely do that and last summer’s spending suggests that the club have the cash to be able to compete with Rose’s financial demands.
After laying out approximately £140 million in a single window, the Toffees are definitely not short of funds.
A clear out of some of the dead wood, accompanied by an ambitious move for Rose, could be the start of some big names coming in to lift the mood at Goodison.