Mourinho opens up on Sessegnon situation and claims he is happy for Rose to leave

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Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Jose Mourinho has claimed that he is happy for Danny Rose to leave the club this summer, adding that the club knows of his feelings.

Rose has been with Spurs for the past 13 years after signing from Leeds United when he was just a teenager, going on to make 214 appearances and score 10 goals (Wikipedia).

In that time, the left-back has enjoyed plenty of memorable moments in a Lilywhites shirt, perhaps with the Champions League Final and his debut strike versus Arsenal standing out.

However, the 30-year-old has been linked with a transfer away to Serie A side, Genoa this week with discussions said to be ongoing (Sky Sports).

Tottenham already have Ben Davies and Ryan Sessegnon at the club, as well as young Dennis Cirkin and Japhet Tanganga who has covered at left-back before.

In his press conference today, Mourinho seemed to hint that Davies would be first-choice this season, while Sessegnon is a player that he ‘wants to improve’.

Jose said (Football London): “One of the things you could learn from Amazon is that Danny is the kind of guy who wants to play all the time. Some players are adapted to a squad with lots of quality here competition is higher.

“Other players are only happy when they play all the time. It’s very difficult for him to stay here with us when Ben Davies is such an important left-back, Sessegnon is an investment by the club that we want to improve. So it’s very difficult for Danny. If he goes to Serie A and Genoa I think it’ll be very good for him.

“I don’t know [if it will happen], I don’t belong to the transfer market especially with players leaving the club. The club knows I’m more than happy with the players I have in the left-back position and happy for Danny to leave.”

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