Danny Mills believes that Tottenham Hotspur and Danny Rose are likely in a stand-off over the defender’s contract and it is now a question of who blinks first.
Rose was heavily linked with a move away from Tottenham when the European transfer window was open but the left-back ended up staying at the club.
The experienced defender now seems to be completely frozen out of the first-team picture at the club, having not been handed a squad number.
There were rumours last week that Rose could be subject to a late offer from Middlesbrough with the EFL transfer window still open but those suggestions were quickly shut down as reports indicated that the Championship club could not pay his salary.
The Athletic’s Charlie Eccelshare said last week that Tottenham were unlikely to terminate Rose’s contract despite the defender’s deal running out next summer as the club will try to get a transfer fee for him in January.
When asked about the possibility of Rose leaving Tottenham, Mills told Football Insider: “It’s one of those situations, Danny Rose needs to play football.
“As much as he says that he says he doesn’t have a huge love of football, there’s nothing worse than going somewhere every day where you’re not wanted.
“I think this is now posturing as to who is going to break first. Who is prepared to give up the ghost and say ‘alright, have your money, I’m off’ and get it done that way.
“It’s more a matter of time, I would suggest both parties want to make it happen and both parties will do everything in the power to make it happen.”
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