Former Coventry City striker, Noel Whelan has backed Danny Rose’s rumoured demands to have the remainder of his Tottenham contract paid off in full in order to leave the club.
It was reported last week that Tottenham were looking to release Rose from his contract after failing to find a buyer for him before the transfer window closed and that the club were hoping to reach a compromise with the left-back.
However, it was revealed a few days ago that Rose, who has eight months remaining on his £70,000-a-week contract, wants a full pay off from the North Londoners.
The source claimed that unless the England international receives the full £2.5million-plus that is remaining on his deal, he might see his contract out and leave as a free agent next summer.
Whelan believes that Rose is justified in expecting Spurs to pay-off what’s left on his deal and insisted that the club should give the defender what he is owed so that both parties can move on.
The pundit told Football Insider: “At the end of the day a contract is a contract.
“If they want him out of the club they’ve got to pay him up, it’s pretty simple. It’s not rocket science, there’s not going to be any deals done there where he takes a wage cut.
“He’s obviously had that conversation with Tottenham already and they don’t feel he’s got anything to offer anymore and he’s not going to be good around the changing room anymore and part of the squad then you might as well let him go.
“Pay him the money, get him off the wage bill, get him out of the club and let him go and find somewhere to play his football.
“He doesn’t have to accept any less than he should be getting, that’s what a contract is unfortunately and Tottenham know that and what they’ve got to decide is do they want a player who is not happy at the club in and around the rest of the players.
“I’m sure he’s not a bad lad, he doesn’t come across as a bad lad but as a manager and a group of players you just want players who come in every day and be happy and are part of the squad.
“I think the best for both is to get this sorted out, pay the player what he’s due and let him get out and play football.”
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