Tottenham round-up: Rose to hold talks; Aurier switch nears completion; defender signs new deal
This week is turning into a defining one for Tottenham’s summer business and the Independent believe that defender Danny Rose is set to hold talks with the club amidst rumours of a move away.
The 27-year-old partook in a controversial interview with The Sun a fortnight ago, discussing his desire to move back up north and criticising the club’s wage structure – amongst many other things.
And this led to Sky Sports reporting that Rose would be open to the concept of a switch to either Manchester United or Chelsea before the deadline on August 31 should Tottenham allow him to go.
However, the latest report claims that no official bids have been received for Rose as of yet, with the representatives of the England international set to meet with the club this week to discuss matters.
Should it be decided that the 27-year-old is allowed to leave north London this summer – which in itself is highly unlikely – then it is thought that Tottenham would put a £50 million price on his head.
With speculation of one defender leaving, another has committed his future to Tottenham as the club’s official website announced that Kyle Walker-Peters has signed a new contract that will see him stay at the club until 2020.
The 20-year-old was awarded his Premier League debut on the opening day of the season against Newcastle due to Kyle Walker’s exit and Kieran Trippier’s injury and he impressed with his maturity.
Walker-Peters was part of the England Under-20 squad that won the recent World Cup in June and he’s highly-tipped to be the next up-and-coming homegrown talent, and Spurs have rewarded this.
Lastly, West Brom manager Tony Pulis is preparing himself to make a shock double swoop for Tottenham duo Kevin Wimmer and Vincent Janssen as he looks to bolster his Baggies side this year.
The Sun understand that chairman Daniel Levy is prepared to let his two squad players leave, with little chance of either getting regular first-team action this season, as long as he receives £30 million.
It is thought that the impending arrival of Davinson Sanchez from Ajax has freed up Austrian defender Wimmer to leave – for around £15 million – but West Brom aren’t finished with just him.
They are also looking to improve their striking depth by adding Janssen to their ranks – even if Tottenham may be more reluctant to let him leave – but a £15 million bid could prove persuasive.
It is not all news about exits from White Hart Lane today though as Tottenham announced their second signing of the summer so far with the arrival of Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.
The Argentine goalkeeper has signed a five-year contract that will see him remain at Spurs until 2022, with it likely that he will be utilised as a back-up – rather than competition for – Hugo Lloris.