Back in the summer of 2017, Manchester City signed Kyle Walker from Tottenham for a fee of £45m plus add-ons (BBC).
This came after the English right-back had enjoyed several top seasons in North London with the Lilywhites, especially during the 2015/16 and 2016/17 campaigns.
Walker and Danny Rose had quickly become two of the most dynamic and attacking full-backs in the Premier League on the right and left respectively.
However, it was only the former who secured a move away from Tottenham in search of a larger pay packet and major trophies.
Danny Rose remained put at the club he had joined as a teenager, before picking up a nasty injury and enduring a low point in his life following his uncle’s suicide.
The left-back has now claimed that he believed his 2016/17 performances had opened the door for him to leave Spurs, but a nine-month injury ended those hopes.
He even added that part of him wished that it was him securing a big move away when Walker signed for Man City.
“Kyle Walker left, which he deserved to and I am over the moon for him, but part of me wished that was me. That was the start of it.
“I got a bad injury, I was out for nine months and then my uncle committed suicide so that was one part. It was a slippery cycle but I am fine now, that was a couple of years ago.”
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