Leeds United hopes of a multi-million pound windfall from Tottenham selling Danny Rose have gone up in smoke today.
The left-back, 29, has vowed to remain at Spurs until his contract expires in 18 months even though the club have told him he will not get a new deal.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider the club now accept their chances of benefiting from the sell-on clause negotiated 12 years ago could now be crushed.
Leeds stand to benefit if Rose leaves Tottenham due to the sell-on terms incorporated in the transfer that took him from Elland Road to White Hart Lane as a 17-year-old in the summer of 2007.
A clause in the deal means Leeds are entitled to 10 per cent of any profit made on Rose’s sale.
Tottenham were keen on selling Rose in the summer – he was linked with clubs in Italy and Germany as well as Watford – after pricing him in the £25million range.
That would have handed Leeds a £2.5 windfall for their academy product.
Now Rose has gone public to explain how he sees his future at Tottenham ahead of the January transfer window.
“It’s pretty obvious what happened [in the summer],” he said to the Evening Standard. “People upstairs at Tottenham were trying to do what they were trying to do. I’ve said [to them] I’ve got 18 months left on my contract and I’m not going anywhere until my contract has finished.
“In January, you’re probably going to hear something [about my future]. I’m telling you right now that I’m not going anywhere until my contract is finished.
“[Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy told me in the summer there was no new contract for me at Tottenham, which is fine. I respect that.”
Rose has been Spurs’ regular left-back this season during what has been a wretched start to the campaign for the club.
He has started nine of their 12 Premier League fixtures as well as two of their four Champions League matches.
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