He's off - Tottenham fans react as key first teamer omitted from official merchandise
By Richard Parks
Danny Rose has been omitted from the official Tottenham calendar for next year – and fans on Twitter have interpreted it as a sign that he will leave the club.
The Lilywhite Rose Twitter account posted images of the official 2018 calendar and England international Rose was a notable omission from both the front cover and the individual month pages.
No Danny Rose on the official club calendar. pic.twitter.com/t53WBpOi1y
— Lilywhite Rose (@lilywhite_rose) October 12, 2017
The front cover showed skipper Hugo Lloris and four key first teamers in Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele.
The high-profile quinter also had their own monthly page, as did Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier, Harry Winks, Kieran Tripper, Victor Wanyama and Son Heung-Min.
A number of senior Spurs players have been omitted, including Ben Davies, Erik Lamela and Moussa Sissoko, as well as summer signings Davinson Sanchez, Serge Aurier, Fernando Llorente and Juan Foyth.
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But the most notable omission is left-back Rose, who upset the Spurs hierarchy when he criticised the club in a summer interview and insisted he would be open to offers from other teams because he wants bigger wages.
Some fans have claimed that the 27-year-old’s omission from the official club merchandise suggests he will not be at White Hart Lane by the end of 2018, although others have pointed out there are no left-backs in the calendar.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Says an awful lot IMO
— Dominic Charles (@DomCharles_) October 12, 2017
No Davies either though, do without a left back. Or maybes it’s Son again ????????
— Gareth McCarter (@g2mcc) October 12, 2017
No Davies either ????
Must mean we’re going with KWP at left-back!
— Neil Bartlett (@NeilB__) October 12, 2017
P.S. If Rose is off, we should get at least the same money as we did for Walker… then buy Sessegnon.
— Joshua Grainger (@JoshuaJGrainger) October 12, 2017
Not sure it’s that significant. They don’t have an up to date photo of him in the new kit.
— Yidvids (@YidVids) October 12, 2017
Do we only have 12 players now !!! ????????
— Jonny Smith (@Jonny_hotspur) October 12, 2017
Rose has not played for Spurs since breaking down with a knee injury in January that required surgery at the end of last season.
But he has returned to first-team training this week and was pictured yesterday being put through his paces at the club’s training headquarters.
In other Tottenham news, a prolific striker has revealed how he was left “broken” by the demands of Pochettino.