Noel Whelan has urged Tottenham to pay up Danny Rose’s contract after his demands were revealed.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Coventry City and Leeds United forward insisted a mutual termination would be best for both parties.
Football Insider revealed earlier this week that the full-back wants the full value of his contract paid off if he is to leave.
Rose‘s current deal runs out in June and he wants a £2.5million+ payout if he is to agree to it ending prematurely.
“At the end of the day a contract is a contract,” Whelan told Football Insider.
“If they want him out of the club they’ve got to pay him up, it’s pretty simple. It’s not rocket science, there’s not going to be any deals done there where he takes a wage cut.
“He’s obviously had that conversation with Tottenham already and they don’t feel he’s got anything to offer anymore and he’s not going to be good around the changing room anymore and part of the squad then you might as well let him go.
“Pay him the money, get him off the wage bill, get him out of the club and let him go and find somewhere to play his football.
“He doesn’t have to accept any less than he should be getting, that’s what a contract is unfortunately and Tottenham know that and what they’ve got to decide is do they want a player who is not happy at the club in and around the rest of the players.
“I’m sure he’s not a bad lad, he doesn’t come across as a bad lad but as a manager and a group of players you just want players who come in every day and be happy and are part of the squad.
“I think the best for both is to get this sorted out, pay the player what he’s due and let him get out and play football.”