Any chance Danny Rose had of reintegrating into the Tottenham Hotspur first team evaporated with the release of Spurs’ kit numbers last week. There, it was noticed by many that Rose was one of two senior players — Cameron Carter-Vickers being the other one — who had not received numbers for registration in the Premier League.
But according to David Ornstein in The Athletic (£), Rose had no idea until a friend called him and said that he saw it on TV.
It’s not a surprise that he’s out of favor — that’s been known for quite some time. It’s also not especially a surprise that he’s not given a number either, since he’s been working on an exit from the club since he went on loan to Newcastle last January. But what is a surprise is that Jose Mourinho didn’t see fit to tell him personally and he had to find out by someone outside the club calling to tell him what they saw on TV. That’s a pretty big slap in the face to a player who is currently the longest tenured first team player at the club.
According to Ornstein, Rose is currently training with the Tottenham U23s. Recent rumors suggested that there is interest from Serie A club Genoa to bring Danny to Italy during the transfer window. The Athletic also says that clubs from Spain, Turkey, and England are also interested.