Danny Rose emerged as the villain as Tottenham were defeated 1-0 at Manchester United.
The Spurs left-back’s late tackle from behind on Henrikh Mkhitaryan caught the Armenian, who then had to be stretchered off – though Jose Mourinho has confirmed the injury isn’t serious.
Regardless of that slip-up, which saw him berated by the United fans, Rose has generally been in excellent form this season.
The England international has been sublime down the wing and steady at the back. While he’s one of many Tottenham stars who have been rewarded with new contracts, he’s still therefore being targeted by top clubs.
According to the Mirror, Manchester City are the latest to express their interest in the 26-year-old.
There’s no need to go into Pep Guardiola’s defensive worries too much as they’ve been documented enough. However, what is clear is that City are in desperate need of a new full-back, as everyone currently available in that position is 31 or over.
Rose has been at Tottenham for nine years, and if – as reports suggest – City think they can nab him for just £25million, they must be mistaken.
The prospect of having to deal with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is enough to put most clubs off, and it’s likely he’s going to drive a hard bargain if he were to even consider allowing one of his prize assets to leave.