Gareth Southgate reveals Spurs man knew two months ago that he would be frozen out

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Dom Le Roy

England manager Gareth Southgate has admitted that Danny Rose told him back in August that he was likely to be frozen out of the first-team picture at Spurs this season.

Despite Tottenham’s attempts to sell Rose on deadline day (The Athletic) and rumoured late interest from FC Porto (The Guardian’s Ed Aarons), the left-back did not leave the club.

The Daily Mail claims that if Rose does not agree to move to a Championship club before the October 16 EFL deadline, he is likely to be completely frozen out of the first-team picture by Jose Mourinho.

Rose has already been left out of Tottenham’s Europa League squad and is also expected to be left out of the club’s final Premier League list.

Given his lack of football recently, Rose has unsurprisingly failed to make the last couple of England squads.

Southgate confirmed to Dan Kilpatrick during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Three Lions’ friendly against Wales that the left-back knew what was coming.

Here’s what the journalist tweeted:

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It is pretty surprising that no Premier League club decided to take a punt on Rose, as he could certainly be an asset for lower to midtable teams. However, I certainly cannot see him taking a step down to the Championship and so it is likely that he will stay until January and see what options open up for him.

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