PSG and Juventus were battling each other in the transfer market for the signature of England international Danny Rose from Tottenham. However, it appears that the French club are winning the race after moving ahead of the Italian outfit, according to The Sun.
Both clubs have been very active in the transfer market and this is especially true with Juventus, who have made a string of signings to back new manager Maurizio Sarri. PSG have been spending big sums to still try and make an impact in European football. The battle between the two clubs for the left back positions is quite interesting even with a string of options.
Danny Rose is on the verge of leaving Tottenham after a string of bad incidents between him and the club over the recent seasons. The 29-year-old has been able to transform himself from a player with a lot of potential into an England international while playing for the North London outfit. Spurs signed him from Leeds United back in 2007 when he appeared to have plenty of pace with little defensive awareness. The potential has been transformed by managers like Mauricio Pochettino and Rose has featured in 27 games for England since making his debut in 2016.
The first fraction in the relationship between Rose and Tottenham came about last summer when the defender was made aware of Manchester City’s interest. Guardiola was very keen on bringing the player just as he had brought Kyle Walker for £50 million. Yet, Spurs were able to hold onto the player with plenty of fight. Now, it appears that Rose will be allowed to leave Spurs for just £20 million.
PSG have already made a couple of signings in the market. Ander Herrera has made the switch from Old Trafford to Parc des Princes on a free transfer. Juventus, though, have spent big money on players like Matthijs de Ligt. However, it is the signing of Luca Pellegrini from Roma for around €22 million which seems to have satisfied Sarri’s thirst for a left back. Even though the club have a highly potent left back in the form of Alex Sandro, it appears that Sarri has a different set of plans for the club. Sandro is reportedly on the transfer list and could be sold if the right offer arrives.
Either way, Rose could join another Tottenham player Kieran Trippier in going out of the country for a short period. Trippier became one of the latest exports from England after moving to Atletico Madrid for around £25 million. Since no club from Spain have shown an interest in Rose for the time being, it appears that the destination will be much closer to home for the 29-year-old. A move to Juventus would have brought Rose together with former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who made the free transfer switch to the Turin stadium in the summer.
Rose was not part of the Tottenham squad that left for the pre-season tour in Asia. The departure of the 29-year-old will allow Spurs to bring in Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.