Danny Rose will see out the season on loan at Sunderland, with Tottenham having allowed their recall clause to lapse.
The left-back has received rave reviews from Sunderland fans for his performances for the Black Cats this season.
With AVB welcoming back Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Kyle Naughton putting in some decent performances on the left flank, it looks as if the Spurs boss was content to let Rose continue to get regular first-team football.
It remains to be seen if AVB will allow the deal to become permanent in the summer.
“The loan deal contained an option for Spurs to recall Danny this month, but they had to exercise that option by 17th January,” Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill said in the Sunderland Echo.
“I’m pleased to say that they haven’t done so, so he will be with us for the rest of the season and that is really good news.”
“I know that Andre Villas-Boas said last month that he intended to let him stay here for the season and I never felt he could change his mind – unless, of course, they had injury problems. But at least we now know for sure.”
“Danny has done very well for us in the first half of the season and hopefully he will continue where he left off when he recovers from his hamstring injury.”
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