‘He’s far too good for that’ – Bent claims Spurs man is above Championship transfer

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham striker, Darren Bent has claimed that Danny Rose is far too good to consider dropping down to the Championship, amidst reports that the left-back could be frozen out at Spurs.

The 30-year-old has not been handed a squad number at Tottenham this season and reports indicated that the North Londoners were disappointed not to move him on before last Monday’s transfer deadline (Athletic).

The Daily Mail has claimed that the left-back is likely to be completely frozen out of the first-team picture until the transfer window reopens in January if he does not move to a Championship club before the October 16 domestic deadline.

Bent admitted he could sympathise with Rose, having been in a similar position during his playing career but he urged the left-back not to drop down to the Championship if he still harbours hopes of getting back into the England squad.

The former Spurs striker told Football Insider: “He’s far too good of a player to be sitting there waiting for a Championship team to come and get him, he’s far too good for that.

“It happened to me, you get to a point where you need game time maybe the options in the Premier League aren’t there or you don’t fancy it and it doesn’t make sense and you need game time.

“As far as Danny Rose goes, for me, he’s one of the very best left-backs when he puts it all together.

“The moment he drops down to the Championship, aspirations of getting into the England squad in the summer are gone, completely gone.

“It’s a shame though because I want to see him play football again.”

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I do not think there is any chance of Rose dropping down to the Championship. He will know that the Euros next summer might be his last chance to feature in a major tournament for England and I believe he will be looking to move to a Premier League club in January to prove himself to Gareth Southgate.

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