Danny Mills has slammed the posturing of Danny Rose and Tottenham and urged the defender to find a new club where he is loved.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Leeds United and England full-back delivered his verdict after the 30-year-old stay at the club beyond Friday’s domestic deadline.
Football Insider revealed on deadline day that Rose was one of a number of Spurs stars who were braced for a late exit.
Middlesbrough had expressed their interest in a shock move for the 29-capped England international but it is understood he was not keen on dropping down to the Championship.
Rose spent the second half of last season on loan at Newcastle United and has been deemed surplus to requirements by Jose Mourinho.
“It’s one of those situations, Danny Rose needs to play football,” Mills told Football Insider.
“As much as he says that he says he doesn’t have a huge love of football, there’s nothing worse than going somewhere every day where you’re not wanted.
“I think this is now posturing as to who is going to break first. Who is prepared to give up the ghost and say ‘alright, have your money, I’m off’ and get it done that way.
“It’s more a matter of time, I would suggest both parties want to make it happen and both parties will do everything in the power to make it happen.”
As reported by the Guardian, Rose said last year that he “can’t wait to see the back” of football because of racist abuse.
He said: “At the minute, how I programme myself is that I just think: ‘I’ve got five or six more years left in football and I just can’t wait to see the back of it.’”
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