‘Part of me wished that was me’ – Spurs man claims he was jealous when Walker left

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Dom Le Roy

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.

Rose told don.emusic on Instagram (as relayed by Football London): “I was doing well in the 2016/17 season and I maybe had a chance of leaving and I got injured and it killed me.

“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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