Danny Rose is Tottenham Hotspur’s longest-tenured member of the first team, but it’s now altogether possible that his 12th season at Spurs might have been his last. The Telegraph is reporting that the 29 year old Rose will remain in London as Spurs depart for their preseason tour in Asia and could be sold to another club before the end of the transfer window.
The report makes it clear that there is no rift between Rose and Mauricio Pochettino, and also says that if there is no serious interest for him that there’s a good chance that he would remain with the club for another season. The Telepgraph rates him at £25m.
There are plenty of reasons why this might make sense for Tottenham and for Danny this summer. I hate all of those reasons. Danny Rose is one of my favorite players at the club. He’s the only player who has been a constant presence at Tottenham Hotspur for as long as I have been a fan (beginning in 2007). I have never known a Spurs without Danny Rose. I don’t really want to know what it’s like.
If Rose is to leave, it’s further circumstantial evidence that Spurs are bringing in a long term left back replacement. The most likely candidate is Ryan Sessegnon, though perhaps the clubs are looking at other options as well.
I get a small amount of comfort knowing that Rose isn’t on bad terms at the club, despite his outspoken comments to the press in recent years and especially his S-n interview a couple of seasons ago. Rose also said that he wanted to play “up north” closer to his Yorkshire home before the end of his career.
Danny has been a wonderful servant to the club and I don’t want him to go, but all good things must come to an end. It’s not a sure thing, but it’s probably best if we start mentally preparing to say goodbye.