Danny Rose’s comments on his Tottenham contract could reportedly lead to other Spurs players running down their contracts with the club and leaving for free.
The Daily Star report that Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen could all follow in Rose’s footsteps by departing the club for free next summer after the Tottenham left-back admitted to The Evening Standard that he will be letting his contract expire before moving on from the north London side.
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The Tottenham trio of Alderweireld, Eriksen and Vertonghen all have their current deals expire in the summer of 2020, with the Danish playmaker, in particular, the centre of plenty transfer speculation, with The Express reporting this week that Inter Milan have entered the race for the 27-year-old midfielder.
A movement like this that sees four first-team players leave the club for nothing will be something that will hurt Tottenham’s finances greatly, as well as having a quartet of names who are on high wages as figures from Spotrac show, essentially seeing Spurs waste millions on athletes who will be leaving within 18 months.
Add on top the mounting pressure for manager Mauricio Pochettino as reported by The Telegraph and the current state of Tottenham in both the Premier League, where they currently sit 14th in the table, as well as the Champions League, in which Spurs lost 7-2 to Bayern Munich, and the north London could see themselves in a bonafide crisis mode should Rose and company fulfil their promises.
The season might only be in November, yet it is already unfurling into a year of disaster for Tottenham who are not only fighting for their place in next season’s Champions League, but also for a good part of their first-team, who at this rate will be in need of replacing should all four players leave with Rose leading the exodus.