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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Walker and Rose an integral part of Spurs



Both Kyle Walker and Danny Rose have improved under the guidance of former Argentinian centre-back Mauricio Pochettino. Both are now the first choice full-backs for England and thought by many to be the best full-back pairing in the Premier League.

It seems that Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho agree a report in the Sun suggests that both Manchester City and Manchester United would like to sign them.

Danny Rose has been linked with City for over a year but has a fantastic relationship with Pochettino, who told him he would make him an England international. Rose owes Pochettino a lot and they seem inseparable to teammates. The noises from manchester are that he is Pep Guardiola's number one target.

Jose Mourino is very keen on signing both but Tottenham will not want to sell either of them and offers will be rebuffed. If either player wants to leave and that looks unlikely, they will have to ask to leave the club or force their way out.

The story is from the gutter press of course and may have little or no truth in it, we certainly know Manchester City are interested in Rose, but as for the rest it sounds like plausible invention. Tottenham would have to replace both players and they are an integral part of the team. Manchester United have finished below us for the last few years and Daniel Levy doesn't like to sell to rivals, most clubs don't.

The chances created statistic supports the importance of Walker who has played 323 more minutes in the Premier League than Rose.

Most chances created by defenders in the Premier League this season 
  • Nathaniel Clyne (30) - 1,800 minutes - 0 goals, 2 assists
  • Kyle Walker (28) - 1,637 minutes - 0 goals, 4 assists
  • Patrick van Aanholt (27) - 1,603 minutes - 3 goals, 1 assist
Danny Rose has played 1,315 minutes, scored 2 goals and has 3 assists in the Premier League


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