Tottenham fans have been extremely vocal ever since their squad travelled to Asia that they did not want to see Danny Rose sold under any circumstances this summer. The defender was left at home to look for a transfer, but with no exit sorted the Lilywhites’ left-back is now included in the club’s Audi Cup squad.
Mauricio Pochettino’s squad was announced for the tournament taking place at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena, and it made brilliant reading for all of the Lilywhites that Danny Rose was listed alongside fellow full-backs, Kyle Walker-Peters, Anthony Georgiou and Harvey White.
That makes Rose by far the most senior full-back on the tour, and he’s certainly the most senior full-back that the club have got. This season will be his 13th as a Spurs player after signing from Leeds United back in July 2007 and he’s become a Tottenham favourite over the course of his time there.
At the age of 29-years-old, the left-back still has plenty to give, especially after last season when he was absolutely key to their run to the Champions League final in Madrid. Goals may not be the defender’s forte, but the way he plays, marauding down the left-hand side, makes him a key player for Pochettino as he featured in eight of the club’s 13 Champions League clashes including all but one of the knock-out matches, Transfermarkt.
The Doncaster-born defender has made 198 club appearances for Tottenham over the course of his career at the club, he’s bagged ten goals 27 assists, Transfermarkt, and the fans have no intentions of seeing him end his time in North London on those numbers, as they’re desperate for at least one more season from the defender.
Ben Davies has been rewarded with a five-year deal at Tottenham (BBC), so it looks like he may be the one chosen as the regular left-back, especially with Rose’s recent knee problems, however, when there’s a big game and the defender needs to be wheeled out the fans will be more than happy keeping Rose around for the bigger occasions.