Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has held crisis talks with Danny Rose to smooth over his controversial comments in the media, while Kevin Wimmer’s £15 million move to West Bromwich Albion will be completed in the next 48 hours, according to The Mirror.

Spurs started their 2017-18 Premier League season with a 2-0 win at Newcastle United last weekend, but the England international’s comments ahead of the game at St James’ Park dominated newspaper column inches.

Rose gave a candidate interview stating that he was open to a move back ‘up north’, while questioning Tottenham’s strength in depth and ambition.

The comments sparked outrage in the Spurs fans, with many calling for the left-back to be sold or banished to the club’s reserves.

The Mirror state that Pochettino, who has a good personal relationship with Rose, has had one-on-one talks with the full-back to smooth over the affair and that the defender looks set to stay at Tottenham.

The newspaper also suggests that Tottenham are ready to reject any offers from Chelsea for the former Leeds United youth player.

Rose is currently injured and is expected to be on the sidelines for the foreseeable future, with Ben Davies deputising in the Spurs team at the moment.

However, it will be interesting to see the Tottenham supporters’ reaction to the defender’s return from injury if he stays at the club.

Meanwhile, one Spurs defender that looks set for the North London exit door is Wimmer, who is reportedly closing in on a move to West Brom.

The Austria international has struggled to win a regular first-team place at Tottenham due to the presence of Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier, with the former Cologne man most-often utilised as a substitute.

With Pochettino’s men announcing the pending capture of Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez and a deal for Argentine centre-half Juan Foyth also believed to be in the pipeline, Wimmer’s exit will come as little surprise.

While not many Tottenham fans will shed a tear at the Austrian’s exit, the profit made on the defender will be another example of Daniel Levy’s shrewdness.

Wimmer was signed for £4.3 million, meaning that Tottenham look set to make over £10 million in profit if a deal with West Brom can be reached.


  1. Not going to ‘shed a tear’ for Wimmer, but he did a conspicuously good job covering for Jan Vertonghen a couple of seasons ago. Spurs are well stocked with excellent central defenders, so he has found it hard to get a game, but has never complained, as far as we know, and he will leave with best wishes from Spurs supporters.


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