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Hammers may go back in for Spurs man

ClaretandHugh can reveal that West Ham tried to sign Danny Rose from Tottenham in the summer but were put off by the prospect of dealing with chairman Daniel Levy.

The two clubs have strained relations over transfers, stemming back to Levy’s insistence on blocking a move to east London for Emmanuel Adebayor.

And the Irons are more than wary of again being done over by the Spurs supremo as they looked into the possibility of snapping up the former England international.

Rose has not been included in Spurs’ Premier League squad this season and the club are, per sources, desperately attempting to get him off the wage bill.

That could actually see him leave on a free transfer if the two parties can come to a mutual agreement over the termination of his deal.

Rose earns £60,000-per-week, according to Spotrac, and the club want him gone so they can free up a huge chunk of wages.

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If he does go, there is every chance that the Hammers will try again, free of the potential meddling of Levy, as Rose will be able to pick and choose which club he wishes to move to, should there be a number of suitors.

He spent the summer being linked with moves abroad but he would love to stay in London, having lived in the capital since 2007.

As back-up for Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku, he would be a low-cost addition for the Irons and the January transfer window could see another approach made.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

5 comments on “Hammers may go back in for Spurs man

  1. But we’ve got the world-renowned negotiation skills of Karren Brady (as seen on TV) and David Sullivan on our team, so why the fear of dealing with Levy?! After all, Brady delivered us a world class stadium, while Sully has delivered next level football. All Levy has ever done is deliver several seasons of CL football, including an appearance in the final, a squad full of valuable young players and a brand new stadium properly configured for football. I think Brady and Sully should just go head-to-head with Levy in January, and see what comes of it. Anybody else agree?!

  2. Please no. From all Ive read about him and having watched the Tottenham documentary recently on amazon this guy will be a negative force. We currently have a great positive spirit within the camp. I think this guy will be a bit of a drain. I think he’s a bit of a troublemaker, someone with a permanent chip on his shoulder despite all of his success. Someone who thinks he’s not being treated as fairly as everyone else. Why always me. You know the type. From what I’ve heard he doesn’t even like football. Then there’s his age and future motivation in question. He defiant doesn’t fit the young and hungry mould said to be desired by Moyes. Maybe I’m being harsh but I just think we should steer clear.

  3. Let’s not forget Spurs wanted the London Stadium and we had to fight to get it. As for Rose, he has been one of the best LBs in England and I’d be delighted if he joined us.

  4. Agreed. With their legendary interpersonal skills I’m sure they’d easily get him to understand that Danny should be wearing claret and blue. Indeed, with their almost Jedi like mind tricks, he’d probably throw in Harry Kane as well. Seriously though, I’m sure he’s open to doing business. It’s not like our directors are objectionable or untrustworthy…

  5. Back up ? His on a different level to Cresswell as a left back would be a great addition to a very thin squad

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