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.
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.”
Danny Rose is one of my favorite players in the club. He would totally break my heart if he was to leave.— Daniel. (@Danderweireld) August 9, 2017
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.
Well said Danny Rose 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 & IMO he's not the only player that feels this way Well done Spurs board for ruining this great team 👍🏻👍🏻— steveCOYS (@harwood_steve) August 10, 2017
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.”
So Danny Rose is openly saying what all fans think regarding the wages Levy pays & our transfer dealings, and is getting shot down for it?— ~Dazzio~ (@dazzio78) August 10, 2017
But the thought of arguably the best left-back in the country leaving your club probably isn’t a comforting one.
Danny Rose pal, why you got to be like this?— Elliott Newman (@ElliottJNewman) August 10, 2017
This Danny Rose news has actually ruined my day.— Josh Duhig (@JoshDuhig) August 10, 2017
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.
I do wonder if Danny Rose had to Google Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Hugo Lloris, Heung-Min Son and Eric Dier when they were signed.— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) August 10, 2017
New York Times correspondent Rory Smith.
Danny Rose is from Doncaster. Not sure a quote saying he'd play in the North is worth highlighting.— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) August 9, 2017
And Gary Neville…
WTF is Danny Rose thinking!!— Gary Neville (@GNev2) August 10, 2017
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.