Danny Rose is no longer in Tottenham Hotspur’s plans, full stop. That’s according to Matt Law in the Daily Telegraph, who is reporting that Rose will not be included in Spurs’ Europa League squad for the upcoming campaign, and that there is no longer any chance of him coming back into Jose Mourinho’s first team plans.
Rose had been linked with a number of moves, the most recent being a move to Genoa, but none of them materialized and with transfer deadline day come and gone, Danny’s last hope for leaving Spurs for football in the first half of the season is a move to a Championship club before the EFL transfer window closes on October 16. It’s unclear whether Rose, who even last season still considered himself Tottenham’s first choice left back, will consent to moving down a division in order to secure first team football.
Law writes that Rose has been training on his own and with the U23s the past few weeks, and while a rumor on deadline day said that he was “relaxed” about his future, his failure to move may have also sunk any chances he might have had of making Gareth Southgate’s England squad for this summer’s rescheduled EURO 2020 competition.
Rose could opt to stick around, keep making his Spurs wages, and try to see if another club comes in for him in January’s window. Another possibility is that Spurs cut bait on him, buy out the remainder of his contract, and let him leave on a free transfer. Worst case is he sticks around, an Adebayor-esque figure haunting the training pitches, until his contract expires in June.
Nobody’s quite sure what will happen, except that it’s now extremely likely that we’ll never get a proper send-off for the longest tenured player at the club. I’m guessing there won’t be a testimonial now, either, which is equally sad.