Danny Rose has admitted that his days at Tottenham are likely numbered amidst rumours that the club are looking to cash in on the left-back this summer.
Rose was loaned out to Newcastle United in January after reportedly falling out with Jose Mourinho (Daily Mail).
The England international has been a regular for Steve Bruce’s side since arriving at St James’ Park and has been in excellent form since the restart of the Premier League.
Reports have claimed that Daniel Levy was keen to include a permanent obligation to buy Rose in Newcastle’s loan deal but the Magpies refused such a clause (The Athletic).
Spurs are reportedly willing to sell the experienced full-back for just £5million when the transfer window opens in the summer (Football Insider).
Rose has now admitted that he expects to leave Spurs and that he is currently playing for his future. As quoted by The Mirror, he said: “First and foremost, I am playing for my future.
“I don’t think I need a bigger motivation than that. I have settled in very well, I love the lads, and staff and the fans.
“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that my days are numbered at Spurs. I am playing for my future – no bigger motivation.
“It is probably the first time in my career I have been in this situation – never have I been down to less than one year on my contract – so it’s a new experience for me.”
The left-back claimed that his time in North London was up as long as Mauricio Pochettino was replaced by Jose Mourinho at the helm.
He added: “It’s not enjoyable that you are training and you know you’re not going to be playing at the weekend.
“That’s difficult. When my old manager lost his job, that was pretty much the end for me.
“I spent November not playing, December not playing, and then I joined here in January. It was very frustrating. I wasn’t needed in the manager’s plans at the moment in Tottenham.”
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It is clear by now that Rose’s time at Spurs is up but it is a shame that things couldn’t have ended more amicably after the many years of service he has given us. The club will have to cash in on him this summer as he has only one year left on his contract. The better he performs at Newcastle, the more money Spurs can get for him by getting a bidding war going.
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