By Tony Hughes
Danny Rose has claimed he will be at Tottenham until he is “an old man”.
The Spurs left-back became the latest player to sign a long-term contract on Thursday, as the club announced he had penned a new five-year deal.
Rose follows midfield trio Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Christian Eriksen in committing to an extended agreement as Mauricio Pochettino secures the team’s key players.
Tom Carroll and Harry Winks, who were selected in central midfield for Wednesday’s 5-0 League Cup win over Gillingham, also signed new contracts last week.
Rose revealed his delight at extending his stay at the club he joined from Leeds aged 16.
“Everyone knows that the club is going in the right direction and I’m over the moon that I’ll stay here until I’m an old man,” the 26-year-old said, as quoted by the official Tottenham Twitter account.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 22, 2016
Rose, who started Spurs’s first three matches of the season and scored in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool, is currently recovering from a hamstring injury sustained on international duty earlier this month.
He was integral to Spurs’ strong third place finish in the Premier League last season, which saw Mauricio Pochettino’s side concede just 35 goals in their 38 matches.
The north London club are looking to improve on their third place finish in the new Premier League campaign, while also remaining competitive against Europe’s elite in the Champions League.
In other Tottenham team news, Vertonghen believes he had a good match for Spurs as he was asked to play left-back against Sunderland.