Some fascinating fallout from all the transfer palarvar is emerging. Whether any of it appears on these hallowed pages of course is another matter.
When Danny Rose decided it was a good idea to open his heart to The Sun, he took a full blown sh*t with his clothes on. Career suicide isn’t in it.
Whatever noises Pochettino will make in public, privately he remains apoplectic over the whole business.
Gladys describes Poch as being unerringly ruthless when it comes to his judgement of character with players and this is one of the many things that Levy particularly likes about the man.
Unless something utterly transformational occurs, then Rose will sold within a matter of minutes of the January window opening.
There are a number of post-Rose strategies including Jan Vertonghen to edge Davies out onto the left and the use of a ‘3’ opposed to a ‘4’.
It will be telling to see how Luke Shaw now performs over Manchester United – Glad believes that he was absolutely desperate to get to Spurs when the Rose stuff first broke. He wants to play for Poch.
Swap deals don’t happen, that’s a fact of life. But where there’s a pulse, there’s always a deal to be done.