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Senior Tottenham player held talks with Pochettino amid speculation of move

By Dominic Toner

Danny Rose has revealed that he spoke to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pocehttino after reported interest in him from some big clubs.

The Spurs defender has explained how reports liking him with a move away from White Hart Lane made him turn to Pochettino for advice.

Manchester United were linked with a double swoop for Rose and team-mate Kyle Walker in January, with the pair regarded as two of the best full-backs in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, the Mirror reported in December that Manchester City were eyeing a move for the England international.

Rose only agreed a new five-year deal in September, but that didn’t prevent sides being linked with his signature.

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The defender was convinced that staying with Spurs is the best thing for his career and he is now eyeing trophies with the north London club.

“I have a relationship with my manager where I can go to speak to him, and I have been to him about those reports,” Rose told the Evening Standard. “We spoke about a lot of things.

“I am not playing football just for the fun of it. I want to win things. I have seen what’s been around in the last couple of months. I am over the moon considering what people’s opinions of me were three or four years ago.”

He added: “When I am 34 or 35, I want to look back and see that I have won something. That is the next step for this team, and to do it we have to keep everyone for as long as possible.”

Rose is now considered a senior player at Spurs and has developed dramatically since his arrival in 2007 from Leeds.

The pacy defender has established himself as a first-team regular and is also doing a similar role for his country.

He will be hoping to get Spurs to a first Premier League title in their history as they look to close the nine-point gap to Chelsea.

In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are preparing talks for an 18-year-old attacker.

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