Alex McLeish admits that Danny Rose “looks finished” at Tottenham after being snubbed from the Premier League squad by Jose Mourinho.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Aston Villa and Scotland boss insists there have been issues between the left-back and the club for over a year and that it has culminated in him becoming an outcast in north London.
Speaking to Football.London, Mourinho suggested that Rose’s agent had failed to find him a move out of Spurs before the summer transfer windows slammed shut.
McLeish admits that the defender’s future is looking bleak and suggests that Spurs will be disappointed not to have got him out the door.
McLeish told Football Insider: “It looks it, he looks finished, yeah, there’s no doubt about that.
“Danny was having issues over the last year, easily the last 12 months, that he’s been a bit rattled about his future with Tottenham. Back then it was is he going to go for a fee, will he wait and go free?
“I think Spurs were getting a bit miffed they weren’t going to be able to get any money for him. The way that it’s landed now it looks as though he’ll be leaving without Spurs getting a big fee.
“There’s been issues there for about a year and a half, Danny and Spurs just haven’t been seeing eye to eye.”
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