Danny Rose looked on his way out of Tottenham this summer after falling down the pecking order, being denied a squad number and training away from the first-team, but he failed to find a suitor and looked resigned to stay in North London until January, according to Vital Spurs.
Rose has been offered an embarrassing lifeline, however. According to The Sun, Norwich City, Bournemouth and Brentford are favourites to sign 30-year-old, but it remains to be seen if a move materialises before the Football League transfer window shuts on Friday.
Is Rose resigned to petering out?
Sadly, it appears so. His relationship with Tottenham couldn’t be any worse after his form dipped and he went public with criticism of the club. Rose has been unable to find himself another club either, despite it being clear he wouldn’t be a part of Jose Mourinho’s squad, so he’s now going to rot in the reserves.
Newcastle United, Genoa, West Ham United, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Brighton & Hove Albion have been linked with Rose, but he’s still here and Football.London believe he may be content sitting on his contract for its final year.
The England international’s last appearance for us came in January and he finds himself behind Sergio Reguilon, Ben Davies and Ryan Sessegnon, but might Rose be too prideful to seek interest from a Championship club?
He spent the second half of last season on loan at Newcastle but may scoff at the idea of dropping down a division as he still believes he has plenty to offer at the top level.
This saga is sad
Rose was one of the best left-backs in the Premier League and once had interest from Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Manchester United, but he can’t even find a club willing to loan him for the season now. Rose’s deal with Tottenham is up next year and there’s no chance he’ll extend his contract, so we’re coming to the end of an era.
Time will tell if one of the aforementioned Championship clubs make a move. It also remains to be seen if Rose changes his mind on leaving.