It seems Tottenham Hotspur are open to the sale of Danny Rose this summer. The England international was not included in the club’s pre-season trip to Asia as he is being allowed to find himself a new club.
At present, it does not seem as though Rose is going anywhere, with a lack of clear interest in his signature.
But Tottenham would still be right to be considering replacements for the player. Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon has clearly been an option throughout the summer.
However, another name is now off the list. On this occasion, Tottenham fans will be thankful.
The player in question is West Ham United’s Arthur Masuaku. As reported by The Sun in May, the DR Congo full-back was on Tottenham’s radar. They reported on Rose’s ‘uncertain’ future and Masuaku’s contract situation as key reasons behind Tottenham’s apparent interest.
It was the second summer in a row that this rumour came to the fore. The Sun again, reported that Tottenham were keen on a £20 million deal in April 2018.
Tottenham fans laughed off the rumours as ridiculous. Masuaku’s form for the Hammers was hardly inspiring and he was clearly not of the level to improve Tottenham’s full-back options.
Now, any reports of a move for Masuaku going forward can be put firmly to bed. The 25-year-old signed a contract extension with the Hammers this week, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2024.
Tottenham fans will breathe a collective sigh of relief that this bizarre transfer rumour is unlikely to come to fruition.