By Amir Mir
Danny Rose wants to end his career at Tottenham as he hailed the influence of club legend Ledley King on his career.
Left-back Rose is currently the north London club’s longest-serving player having joined Spurs at the age of 16 from Leeds.
The attacking full-back has made 126 appearances for Tottenham, as he enters his 10th consecutive season with the club.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Rose revealed his ambitions for the future and singled out former club captain King for praise.
“I’m 26 now and starting to think about if I want to finish my career here and I’d love to do that,” Rose said. “There won’t be many players able to say that they’ve been at a club for X amount of years.
“Ledley is a legend. When you see him with the players, some will ask ‘what was he like?’ and there really are no words to describe how Ledley was as a player and as a man
“He was quiet, but a leader. I saw the pain he had to go through to be out there on a Saturday. You wouldn’t believe he’d missed most of the training sessions throughout the week and yet he’d be the best player on the pitch.”
Doncaster-born Rose broke onto the Premier League scene in 2010 when he scored a spectacular long-range effort against bitter rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane.
The England international has made eight appearances for his home country, including three starts in the nation’s disappointing 2016 European Championship campaign.
Rose has been a regular starter for manager Mauricio Pochettino since the Argentine’s arrival in 2014, and has made three appearances so far this season scoring one goal.
In other Tottenham team news, the club’s 24-year-old is set to sign a contract worth £15.6million.