Whelan claims 'forgotten man' Rose will sign for top club after Tottenham exit confirmed
Noel Whelan claims Danny Rose will not be a player in demand this summer despite leaving Tottenham as a free agent.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insists Rose’s wages could prove to be a stumbling block as he looks for a new club.
Last week, it was announced the 30-year-old is leaving Tottenham after 14 years at the club.
The Club can confirm the departures of Danny Rose and Paulo Gazzaniga following the conclusion of their contracts.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 27, 2021
Rose spent last season on loan at Newcastle United and there was no space for him once he returned to Spurs.
He was omitted from Tottenham’s Premier League and Europa League squad as he failed to make a first team appearance during the 2020/21 season.
Whelan insists Rose won’t have a huge selection of clubs to choose from this summer.
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“He’ll get a club but I don’t think he’ll be in demand,” Whelan told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge.
“He’s not played football for a long time so we don’t know where he is fitness-wise.
“He will get a top club off the back of his career but he won’t be inundated with top-level offers.
“Somebody will take a chance on him, that’s for sure. I’m sure he still has plenty to offer but he is the forgotten man.
“When you’re not playing, you limit the number of clubs who are going to come in for you. Then you’ve got the stumbling block of wages.
“He might have to take a pay cut. You can only negotiate so much but he needs to play football.”
Rose made 214 appearances for Tottenham after making his Premier League debut in 2010.
He marked the occasion by scoring an incredible long-range effort against Arsenal.