Report: Spurs star unaware of squad announcement snub

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Dom Le Roy

The Athletic’s David Ornstein has revealed that Danny Rose only learned after Tottenham released their official squad numbers ahead of their new campaign that he had lost his number three shirt.

Rose’s name was included in the list of players confirmed by the club last week, which all but suggests that his time at North London is about to come to an end.

Jose Mourinho admitted in the pre-match press conference ahead of Tottenham’s opener against Everton that the 30-year-old was free to leave with the club and that he was happy with his options at left-back (Football.London).

Ornstein reveals that Rose was informed by Mourinho on his return from his loan spell at Newcastle that he was not part of his plans.

However, the England international reportedly did not know that he would lose his number three shirt until a friend called him after seeing the news on television.

The journalist reveals that the experienced defender is currently training with Tottenham’s Under-23s and will continue to do so until he gets a move away.

Although it is said that there are clubs in Europe are interested in Rose, a transfer is not said to be close at the moment.

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Rose was a good servant for the club and it is a shame how things have ended for him. However, if he has been informed that the club are looking to sell him (which one presumes he obviously has), I am not too sure why he would be surprised he did not get a squad number.

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  1. I find it hard to shed a tear for Rose. He tried his petty minded best to distrust the squad three years or so ago. A good player but badly managed by Walkers dad.

  2. Rose was a good player and will never fit into Mourinho’s plans. Has always been to mouthy IMO. Still do not like the way he has been treated. Deserves better


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