Danny Rose could have opened the doors for a move away from Tottenham, thanks to his latest interview with The Sun. The Spurs left-back has not played for his side since picking up an injury in January but stated that he would not mind moving away to a club up north, if the opportunity came.
That club up north could certainly be us as we have been looking to add quality to our defence this season and with Rose, we would get one of the best left-backs in the Premier League.
As quoted by The Sun, the Englishman said:
“At my age, and having missed six months with injury, I have been thinking about this quite a lot. I am reaching my peak and have probably only got one big contract left in me. 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.
“Sorry, that’s not what I am about. I wouldn’t be happy with that. I want to win something. 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 moved away from home (from Leeds to Spurs) at 16. Yes I’ve got team-mates who have moved away from families in South Korea and Argentina, but I have been away for over ten years now and I don’t get to see my mum that often.
“I am going to make it my priority before I retire to play football up there. My short-term focus is to get back to playing like last year and if I do that the long-term will take care of itself. 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.”
The Englishman also brought up his salary and his worth, and added that he would be doing his best to get the best salary he can. Rose knows he has just one more major contract left in his career since he is 27 and maybe we can lure him away with a big money deal.
“One thing is for sure — I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth. I am not playing as well as I have done not to get paid what I think I am worth.
“In any walk of life, if you think you are worth a certain amount, why settle for less? I am not that person.”
Rose might have just burnt a lot of bridges at Spurs and with Daniel Levy already selling Kyle Walker for a huge amount, Rose could be the next player to leave Spurs and join us.