Tottenham first teamer once nailed on to quit for mega fee is now likely to stay - report
By Richard Parks
Danny Rose is not nailed on to quit Tottenham this summer despite intense speculation he is heading for the exit door, according to a report.
Football London claim that the Spurs left-back could remain at White Hart Lane after form and fitness issues following the knee injury that ruled him out for nine months.
It is said that interest in Rose, 27, is not as “fervent” as it once was, partly due to his knee problems and partly due to Ben Davies securing the regular left-back spot in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Football London report that the England international is only likely to leave Spurs for a club where he is more likely to win trophies.
The Daily Mail were among many publications strongly linking Rose with a move to Manchester United, reporting in December that Jose Mourinho’s side were confident of signing him in January or this summer for £50million.
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Rose has made just 13 appearances for Spurs this season and has looked a shadow of the player who looked the best left-back in the Premier League before his knee injury in January of last year. Tellingly, he has started just a single league game since Boxing Day – the team’s 4-1 win at Bournemouth – and he has been overlooked in favour of Davies for the marquee fixtures in recent months. Clubs don’t want to pay mega fees for players with fitness clouds, and Rose has a major one hovering over him after suffering a setback with his knee earlier this year. He has also candidly admitted his fitness is not of the level for a regular Tottenham starter. Unless he wins back his starting place, Rose could now be more likely to stay.
In other Tottenham news, it can be revealed that the club have ripped up the contract of a defender.