Noel Whelan has backed a top club to take a punt on Danny Rose this summer after Tottenham confirmed the left-back’s departure last week.
Rose spent 14 years at Tottenham and was rated as one of the best left-backs in the Premier League at his peak.
However, the England international suffered a series of injury problems from 2018 which proved to be a major setback.
The 30-year-old then famously fell out with Jose Mourinho (as fans would have seen in Amazon’s All or Nothing Series) and subsequently found himself missing out on Tottenham’s 25-man Premier League squad in the season that has just passed.
That means that Rose has not played competitive top-flight football since his loan spell at Newcastle came to an end last season.
Now that the experienced defender has departed Spurs after his contract ran out, Whelan believes that the Leeds academy graduate could still play for a top side if he takes a salary cut.
When asked about Rose’s future, the pundit told Football Insider: “He’ll get a club but I don’t think he’ll be in demand.
“He’s not played football for a long time so we don’t know where he is fitness-wise.
“He will get a top club off the back of his career but he won’t be inundated with top-level offers.
“Somebody will take a chance on him, that’s for sure. I’m sure he still has plenty to offer but he is the forgotten man.
“When you’re not playing, you limit the number of clubs who are going to come in for you. Then you’ve got the stumbling block of wages.
“He might have to take a pay cut. You can only negotiate so much but he needs to play football.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I will always love Danny Rose and it is a massive shame that his spell at Spurs did not end in a more amicable manner. However, some would say that the 30-year-old only has himself to blame for some of the interviews he gave and the fights he picked.
I do believe that he made a big mistake by deciding to see out his contract with Spurs rather than accepting a pay-off and looking for a new club.
He has just wasted a year of football at an age where he is supposed to be in his prime. He will likely look back on the decision with regret once he has retired.
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