Alan Hutton admits his heart bleeds for Danny Rose after he failed to seal a transfer from Tottenham before Monday’s deadline.
The former Spurs and Scotland right-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that it the 30-year-old is stuck in “an absolute nightmare” situation after he was frozen out by manager Jose Mourinho.
The England was shipped out on loan to Newcastle in January and has not featured at all for Spurs since his return to north London.
The Premier League window shut on Monday evening, although the likes of the Portuguese and Russian windows close later in October.
Hutton admits it is a huge shame Rose has not managed to seal a move and insists his talents will be wasted by playing for the reserves or being left out completely.
“It’s a strange one, isn’t it? Something’s obviously gone on in the background, I don’t know, it baffles me,” Hutton told Football Insider.
“I’ve had it myself when you’re not playing and you’re playing with the under-23s, it’s an absolute nightmare. This will feel about two years for him now until January.
“It’s a real difficult situation, especially when you look at England, they’re going to be in the tournament in the summer and they’ve only got Chilwell – there are not millions of left-backs like they do at right-back.
“He would have had an eye on that – get a move, get back playing and focus on that. It’s an absolute nightmare for him. I’ve been there and I know how tough it is mentally.
“It is a shame, I think he’s a very good player, just a shame he couldn’t get out. It’s just something he’s going to have to deal with for the next few months.”
In other Tottenham news, the club are close to a new deal for a defender.