Leicester should reject England player’s advances

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Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose, who is currently on loan at Newcastle United, has declared his interest in joining Leicester City. He’s not needed for multiple reasons.

Transfer rumours are currently pervasive throughout the footballing world. To be honest, the Premier League seems to suffer from a monumental amount of speculation. For once it’s nice to give my thoughts on an actual statement of intent. Even if it was said in mild humour – the player in question would love a move to Leicester City.

Danny Rose still has premiership quality, just to be clear. However, Tottenham Hotspur obviously don’t want him anymore; or they don’t consider him at their level presently. Well, Jose Mourinho wouldn’t have loaned him to the Magpies if he had a Spurs future: only youngsters seem to return with grace from loans.

At age-29 the England defender – yes, he’s still involved in Gareth Southgate set-ups, last playing in 2019 for the Three Lions – has entered a new era. Although Rose was slightly ahead of his time with regard to modern, attacking full-backs – he is nearly 30 and would definitely struggle to keep up with Ben Chilwell. Not to mention James Justin who shares a quality with superhero The Flash.

Leicester City should decline Danny Rose

This week Danny Rose appeared on The Lockdown Tactics podcastwhere he spoke about playing for Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers when the Northern Irishman managed Watford. Apparently the former loved his time under Rodgers, saying he’d love to reunite with the boss. Even going so far as to say Chilwell would have to be sold first; though that seemed in jest. Even though he’d be free, the Spurs man’s wages are too high to sit on the bench.

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Unfortunately for Rose, with understudy Christian Fuchs likely to sign his annual extension, there really is no place for him. If Chilwell is sold, Leicester need to replace him or promote Justin. The East Midlanders are a real unit, while the Spurs man is occasionally seen as a maverick. Rose has dribbling and combative attributes; but would struggle in, rather than improve, Rodgers’ system in Foxes of Leicester’s opinion.