Sunday 19 January 2020

Danny Rose’s comments have some Tottenham fans on edge and others in complete agreement

The Spurs defender doesn’t seem entirely happy at the club.

Danny Rose’s comments will not reassure Spurs fans (John Walton/PA)
Danny Rose’s comments will not reassure Spurs fans (John Walton/PA)

By Kameron Virk

Tottenham defender Danny Rose has said he would consider offers to leave the club and wants to “play up north” before the end of his career.

The 27-year-old, who has been sidelined with a knee injury for six months, has been linked with a move away from Spurs this summer and his comments have set social media alight. It seems fans for any number of clubs wouldn’t mind signing him.

“Time is running out and I do want to win trophies. I don’t want to play football for 15 years and not have one trophy or one medal,” Rose told the Sun.

“I will say this too, I will play up north. I don’t know exactly when but I will get back up north and play some football somewhere. I have been away for over 10 years now and I don’t get to see my mum that often.”

The Yorkshire born left-back has a contract until 2021, and stressed he was not looking to leave just yet, but would discuss a potential move with the club if an offer came in.

He said: “I’m not saying I want out, but if something came to me that was concrete, I’d have no qualms about voicing my opinions to anyone at the club.”

Rose also revealed he hopes Spurs make a couple of signings – “not players you have to Google and say, ‘Who’s that?’ I mean well-known players” – and called Kyle Walker’s departure “a big blow”.

It certainly seems to have some Spurs fans agree.

Rose also made clear he expects a pay rise when his next contract is negotiated.

He said: “I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth. I don’t know how much longer I might have at this level.

“Anyone who thinks this is primarily for money, that is not the case. But I know what I am worth.”

But the thought of arguably the best left-back in the country leaving your club probably isn’t a comforting one.

For fans of other clubs though, Thursday just got a whole lot better.

If only because there’s a new stick to beat Tottenham with.

Professional commentators have also had their say, although some points are a little more nuanced than others.

Here’s the Football Supporters’ Federation’s writer of the year, Daniel Storey.

New York Times correspondent Rory Smith.

And Gary Neville…

With the Premier League kicking off on Friday and Spurs still yet to make a major signing, this is probably the last story Spurs fans wanted to hear.

But, as with most of these things, it’s probably one to take with a pinch of salt.

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