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Exclusive: Danny Mills suggests senior Spurs star unhappy after 'awkward' transfer development
Danny Mills has suggested that Danny Rose will be unhappy to sit on the bench at Tottenham after he failed to secure a move before the English transfer deadline.
The former Leeds star and England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that the left-back looks set to be called upon as backup by Mauricio Pochettino, rather than a regular starter, after the club tried to sell him this summer.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, Spurs were looking to offload the 29-year-old to Premier League rivals Watford in a deadline day deal but that the player himself turned down a move.
Mills says the signs are pointing towards Rose playing second fiddle if he does not seal a move to an overseas side and that the defender will not be happy with that.
Mills told Football Insider: “They were prepared to let him go to Watford, obviously they didn’t quite meet their demands that they wanted. Once you know you’re surplus to requirements, you’re not wanted, it’s a difficult place to stay.
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“It does make it awkward that they were ready to let him go and from that you assume he’s not going to start the season, he will be the second choice.
“Is he going to sit on the bench, is he going to be happy with that? I very much doubt it.”
Rose played 37 times across all competitions for Tottenham last season, 26 of those appearances coming in the Premier League as he battled it out with Ben Davies for a role in the starting XI.
He has 198 games under his belt for the north Londoners, a number of serious injuries limiting his playing time since his move from Leeds United as a youngster.