Mauricio Pochettino wanted Tottenham to sign current Manchester United captain Harry Maguire before he left Hull City, Danny Rose has revealed.
Maguire became the world’s most expensive defender of all-time when he joined Manchester United from Leicester City last summer, but it seems the England star could have followed a different route had former Spurs boss Pochettino had his way.
he former Sheffield United player originally got his Premier League breakthrough in Hull City’s last season in the top flight, before being snapped up by Leicester, where he developed into a fully-fledged England international.
And it was while at Hull that Tottenham first became aware of his potential, only to miss out on his signing.
Spurs defender Danny Rose, currently on loan at Newcastle, told the Lockdown Tacticspodcast how the move could have come about.
“We played Hull at White Hart Lane and I think we won 2-0 or 3-0, I think Brucey (Steve Bruce) was manager, and straight away our gaffer was all over Harry,” he said.
“I think they were in for him. Once Poch had took a liking to him, I started to notice him straight away.”