Danny Rose was honest about the possibility of leaving Tottenham this summer, and subsequent reports suggested he was on his way out for £20m. Matt Law of the Telegraph, however, believes that Rose could end up staying if he’s not convinced about other projects.
If he made a U-turn on the decision to leave, the 29-year-old would have to maintain a strict fitness regime to ensure he’s on the same level as his Tottenham teammates. Rose has interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, but there’s not been a concrete approach from either club.
The England international was a regular at left-back last season, making 37 appearances in all competitions, but Ben Davies could take his place in 2019/20. The 26-year-old recently signed a new long-term deal and is primed to replace Rose after racking up 40 appearances across the board last season.
This could leave the long-serving Lilywhite with a problem. Rose may not be first-choice under Mauricio Pochettino if there are ‘personal problems’ that need addressing. The Tottenham boss admitted this could ‘take a little time to fix’, which suggests that Rose may need a leave of absence. He nearly left in 2017 before ending up staying, and this latest incident could lead to another U-turn.
The 29-year-old was omitted from Tottenham’s pre-season tour in Singapore and finds his club lining up Ryan Sessegnon to replace him. It may be an embarrassing situation if Rose ends up staying, as it would prove he needs Tottenham more than they need him.