Report reveals how close 30-year-old came to leaving Spurs in January 

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report by Turkish publication Fotospor, Danny Rose came close to a move to Trabzonspor towards the end of the January transfer window but the COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Turkish government scuppered the transfer. 

Rose has not played any competitive first-team football since returning from his loan spell at Newcastle, with the experienced defender having been completely frozen out by Jose Mourinho.

Ajanspor reported just days before the transfer deadline that the Tottenham star had agreed on a move to Trabzonspor and was about to fly to Turkey to finalise the deal.

However, the England international ended up staying at Spurs and is now set to leave at the end of the season as a free agent when his contract with the North London club runs out

Fotospor claim that Rose had agreed on personal terms with Trabzonspor and the transfer was set to go through until the Turkish club realised that they could not complete the deal due to the quarantine rules.

Everyone entering Turkey from the UK is expected to observe a 7-day quarantine and it is said that Trabzonspor could not get the deal over the line since the transfer had been agreed just three days before the window closed. 

The report claims that Trabzonspor plan to push the deal for the Tottenham defender through during the summer transfer window.

Spurs Web Opinion 

Rose could still have a couple of more years at the top level if he focusses on his football and works on his fitness. It would not make sense for him to go to Turkey, particularly given that he has spoken in the past about being homesick and wanting to move up North. The only reasons he might prefer a move to Turkey is if Trabzonspor offer him a much more lucrative contract than any Premier League club, which I doubt would be the case.

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