Tottenham directors know the price of wanting a new stadium built would include having limited transfer budget and a rigid wage structure. The implication of this would almost certainly include not winning trophies which they so desperately have to start winning in order to not only keep their current players, but as well as attracting new ones.
Many, including myself, believe it is only a matter of time before they lose Harry Kane to the big guns. With Real Madrid likely to be in need of a replacement for Karim Benzema soon, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if they come in for Kane. But aside Kane, Tottenham stand the risk of losing Danny Rose, who was very open with his criticism of Tottenham last summer. The major problems are that they are not winning trophies and not able to pay market rate wages to their players.
For instance, Danny Rose is said to be earning just £65,000-per-week with the club and will know he has a chance of getting more at other clubs. He has also been linked with a move to Manchester United, Juventus, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, all of whom can pay more than Tottenham, and are winning trophies.
With the Sun claiming Manchester United are already working on a January deal for Rose, it is advisable that Tottenham start making moves for a replacement for the Englishman, before it is too late. After the criticism of last summer which led to him being dropped for Ben Davies, Rose will more likely leave the club should he receive any good offers elsewhere.
Daniel Levy will certainly not be welcome to the idea of selling a player to a direct rival. However, United could use Luke Shaw as a deal softener. Luke Shaw has struggled with form and injuries since joining Manchester United but he is certainly a good player who need to rediscover his form and fitness. A move away from Old Trafford (to Tottenham?) may be beneficial to all parties involved.
A move to Tottenham would help United get Rose and would give Tottenham a direct replacement for a departing player. Shaw himself would be presented with a new opportunity to show what he can do. Although Tottenham seem to be interested in Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand, I think it would be easier for them to sign Luke Shaw than the former Chelsea left-back.