It has been clear since the start of the campaign that all is not well behind the scenes at Tottenham, with the performances and results being consistently below par.
However, it was only with Danny Rose’s big spill to the Evening Standard this week that many started realising the magnitude of the problem.
The England full-back revealed that he plans to stay at the club for the duration of his current contract, before leaving on a free at the end of it.
With the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, and Christian Eriksen into the final year of the contracts at the club, there is a fear that they could adopt similar tactics and leave on a free at the end of the season (Daily Star).
Former Leeds United forward Noel Whelan has insisted that Rose’s decision will be a massive blow for the club.
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan said, “Danny Rose, the player has the power. If they want to sell him, he’s not going to go, that’s the issue, that’s going to be the debate and squabble between club and player between now and whenever it gets resolved.
“That’s if it gets resolved, I don’t think it will, the club don’t want him any more, they want to move him on, but the player’s not willing to go, he’s going to see out his contract and take his money.
“That’s a massive blow to Tottenham. They’re paying him a lot of money and to not be using a player, and not getting the best out of him because of the squabbles between player, club and manager, is it worth having these players around? It’s toxic.”
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It is clear that the club has brought this situation on themselves by refusing to pay many of these stars what they are worth. Hopefully, Levy will take this as a lesson going forward and pay players the going price. However, I don’t see this phenomenon as being exclusive to Tottenham. More and more players are now deciding to run their contracts down and until the market returns to normalcy again, you can expect this to continue.
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