Danny Murphy urges Leeds United to sign experienced Spurs man this summer

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Former Tottenham midfielder, Danny Murphy, has urged Leeds United to sign Danny Rose this summer following their promotion to the Premier League.

Having been crowned winners of the Championship, Leeds are looking forward to their first top-flight campaign in the best part of three decades.

The side have been transformed since Marcelo Bielsa’s arrival and reports have indicated that Leeds are seeking reinforcements in defence ahead of next season, with Tottenham’s Juan Foyth said to be among the names on their radar (TYC Sports).

However, Murphy believes it would make more sense for Bielsa’s side to go for Rose, given the experience he has under his belt in the Premier League.

The Tottenham defender graduated from Leeds’ academy and left the club to sign for Spurs in 2007.

Murphy urged the club to try and attract the 30-year-old back to the club, while also suggesting a potential move for Adam Lallana.

In his column for The Daily Mail, the pundit wrote: “Leeds have a terrific crop of young players headed by Kalvin Phillips.

“Jack Harrison and Ben White have excelled on loan and hopefully Leeds can keep them.

“But the top flight is unforgiving and those young lads will need calm heads around them during the difficult times.

“Adam Lallana, out of contract at Liverpool, would be perfect. Great energy, good footballer, good attitude.

“Danny Rose is a Leeds boy. He’s been a top left-back for a long time. Maybe he’ll want to go home.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Danny Rose has made no secret of being homesick and wanting to play up north and so a move back to Leeds could appeal to him. However, at 30 years of age, the left-back is still in his prime and I suspect he would want to play at a higher level. A permanent move to Newcastle seems to be on the cards this summer for the England international but I would not be surprised if an Everton or a Leicester came in for him if they lost Digne or Chilwell respectively.

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