Tottenham’s longest serving player Danny Rose’s reported move to Turkey’s Trabzonspor has now collapsed at the eleventh hour.
The 30-year-old England international has been in North London since 2007, but has fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho having been left out of the Premier League and European squads.
Rose had initially believed to have accepted a three and a half year contract to move to the Super Lig Turkish club. Now, however, it appears the move will fail to materialise meaning that the left back will see out the remaining six months of his contract in North London.
Rose had previously spent the second half of the last campaign on loan at Newcastle, but returned to London in the summer and has still found his opportunities few and far between.
Rose has been forced to play for the development side as a result this season, with Mourinho instead opting for Ben Davies and Sergio Regulion to compete for the left back position.
Indeed, it has been common knowledge that Rose and Mourinho came to blows during the last campaign as it was captured on Spurs’ Amazon Prime documentary ‘All or Nothing’.
Following Spurs’ 0-0 draw with Watford Rose approached Mourinho in his office and said:
“I was wondering what the problem is?”
Rose then continued:
“The way I’ve been treated. I was excited when you were appointed manager but if you do not want to play me tell me now and I will stay at home and train at home.”
Mourinho replied saying:
“I think you did not play well (against Liverpool). Then, the next game against Middlesbrough, Japhet Tanganga played well and was strong, so defensive and didn’t make any mistakes. I couldn’t say that you would be first choice or play every match. It depends on you.”
Rose joined Newcastle a few days later and admitted:
“If I have a problem or am not happy about something, I have to be able to have an honest debate or conversation with somebody. He is a very straight talker, as am I.”
Both men subsequently went their separate ways and with Rose entering the last six months of his contract with Spurs, rather than being prepared to wait for the full back to leave for nothing in the summer. The England international perhaps summed up the situation the best:
“Everybody has a price in football and sometimes when you get to a certain age, or have a certain amount of years on your contract, people within a football club will think it’s time to move somebody on, or get someone younger in.”
instead of joining up with Chelsea’s Lewis Baker and Stoke’s Benik Afobe, who are both on loan at Trabzonspor, Rose will have to apply himself in the Tottenham Under 23s before looking for a new club in the Summer 2021 transfer window.
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