Kevin Campbell has urged Tottenham to pay off the remainder of Danny Rose’s contract and free up space in the squad for a rising star.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Arsenal star believes the England international deserves better treatment from Spurs after his long service.
Rose has been omitted from Spurs’ Premier League and Europa League squads this season, and not even been given a squad number.
He made a surprise appearance for the club’s Under-23s last week as an over-age player.
Football Insider revealed last month that the full-back wants the full value of his contract paid off if he is to leave ahead of his current agreement expiring next summer.
Campbell believes that is the least Tottenham should do for a player who has been on their books since he joined from Leeds United in his mid-teens.
“Danny Rose is more than entitled to the full money,” Campbell told Football Insider. “He’s
been a really good servant for Spurs.
“When players fall out of love with managers and you don’t even get a squad number obviously the writing’s on the wall.
“If you do it the nice way… I know there’s not a nice way to tell someone you’re not wanted, there’s no deal to be done. Just pay the guy up. If you don’t want him, pay the guy up and let him go.
“Clubs always want to do deals, and want to stop you getting money. Just pay the guy, or is it because of the situation we’re in right now?
“Get him off the wage bill, it frees up a slot for a younger lad to come in.
“I just don’t agree with that sort of thing, if you don’t see eye-to-eye and he’s in the last year of his contract, you can get him out, free a space and get him playing football. Just pay him up.”