West Bromwich Albion want to bring in a left-back before the January transfer window shuts as Conor Townsend is out of action with a knee injury and Kieran Gibbs is surplus to requirements.

The Baggies have shown an interest in Matthew Sorinola of MK Dons, but talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook has said they are also ‘very keen’ on Danny Rose.

The 30-year-old could have his contract cancelled at Tottenham Hotspur after being left out of their Premier League squad this season while also being denied a shirt number. He will be a free agent in July, but he might be offloaded sooner if a mutual termination can be agreed.

Crook said: “We know (Rose is) not part of Jose Mourinho’s plans. West Brom and Sam Allardyce would be very keen to take him to the Hawthorns. I can understand why Big Sam would want him, he’s desperate to bring in some Premier League experience.”

Rose joined Tottenham from Leeds United in 2007 and has gone on to make 214 appearances in all competitions, scoring 10 goals and supplying 29 assists. The 29-cap England international was loaned out to Newcastle for the second half of last season, with his most recent senior appearance coming nearly six months ago.

Spurs have Sergio Reguilon and Ben Davies at left-back, so there’s no place in Mourinho’s plans for Rose. The 30-year-old knows that his time at Tottenham is up, but it remains to be seen whether he’s keen on joining Albion as Allardyce’s men are 19th in the Premier League and have conceded more goals (39) than any other club.

They’re not an attractive proposition right now.


Rose may prefer a short-term move to West Brom rather than signing for the Baggies permanently, but it all depends on Tottenham’s stance.

If they’re willing to cancel his contract early, would they be willing to sanction a loan move for the remainder of his deal? An interesting few days could lay in store…