Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips believes that Tottenham will have to subsidise a significant portion of Danny Rose’s wages if they want to move the defender on before today’s EFL transfer deadline.
However, reports over the last few days have indicated that Middlesbrough are plotting an ambitious attempt to sign the 30-year-old.
Rose’s former Spurs teammate Paul Robinson is convinced that the left-back will leave North London by the end of today and insisted that the writing was on the wall for the England international as soon as Tottenham decided against offering him a squad number.
Philips believes that Tottenham will be desperate to move Rose on but insisted that they will only be able to loan him out if they agree to pay a portion of his salary.
The pundit told Football Insider: “I think Spurs would more than likely have to pay a chunk of his wages if he is to leave and it would not surprise me if that happens.
“If you have not been given a squad number then the writing is on the wall.
“No club is going to take him and pay his full wages. Certainly not a club like Boro who have not started particularly well in the Championship. There is no way they would bring him in and pay his whole wages.
“I am sure a deal will get struck where it is a 75/25 per cent split, or even a 50/50 split between the two clubs.
“Spurs will just want to get him away from the club. I like Danny Rose but for the player and the club a move away is best.”
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