Danny Rose’s future has long been a talking point this summer. The Lilywhites do not want to lose the left-back no matter what and are desperate for the experienced England international to stay at the club and continue to add to his 12 years as a Tottenham man.
However, after The Daily Mail initially reported that the defender was leading an eight-man shortlist of players who could be set to leave the club this summer, he has made it to deadline day, although should he be sold now it would be one hell of a kick in the teeth.
That’s where these links come in, as The Mail have claimed, via Sports Mole, that the 28-year-old could be on his way to Watford in what would be a very late transfer twist on the final day of trading in the Premier League.
So far, Rose has managed to stay at Tottenham, despite being left out of the club’s touring squad for their trip to Shanghai and Singapore as the club hoped he would find a move away. It then looked like he survived the club’s desire to sell him as he was later included in the club’s Audi Cup squad.
Rose is currently the club’s only fit and available left-back with Ben Davies out injured and should he remain at the club the chances are that he will be the man to feature on Saturday when the Lilywhites face Aston Villa in their Premier League opener.
Rose is a firm fan favourite and the supports do not want to see him go. Should the deal for Ryan Sessegnon go through then it makes a lot more sense for Rose to be allowed to leave, but even then having the experienced Tottenham may stay would help the teenager Sessegnon develop.
Letting Rose go next summer will be easier for the Lilywhites to stomach, but should any sort of late deal go through this summer it truly would be a blow for the fans, especially seeing as they’ll have thought that they got through the very worst.