According to the papers Leeds could well be in to profit from a deal that would see Danny Rode head to Manchester United in the summer. The England left-back is arguably the best in his position currently in the country and he has spoken out about his desire to return north and also win trophies, and Jose Mourinho is apparently a keen admirer and confident of landing him.

Danny Rose came through the youth ranks at Leeds United and was known as a central midfielder. Indeed he signed for Spurs with, presumably that position in mind. However the London club found themselves needing a left-back and Rose began to fill in, and look very good. As the years have gone on he has become one of the worlds best left-backs, and if you think that’s a bit outrages then think of the elite on the planet, there aren’t many better. Marcelo and Jordi Alba and Real Madrid and Barcelona lead the way but away from those two it’s anyone’s game and Danny Rose won’t be far off the best of the rest.

If he is to move to Manchester United or any other club the fee demanded by Tottenham will be large, in the region of £50 million according to reports, and if you think that Kyle Walker was the same when he headed north to Manchester City in the summer it probably is the going rate. Leeds have (according to these reports) a 10% sell-on clause which does make complete sense. We sole Rose for around £1 million but it is the done thing to add in the clause when selling a young player, especially if you sell to a club much higher in the food chain than you, and at that time, and currently Tottenham are. If it was the reported £50 million that would be in the region of £5 million. Not bad at all.

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