Report: Spurs to let player leave on a free transfer despite still being under contract

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report in the Mail on Sunday- 2/8, page 151 (as relayed by TBR Football), Tottenham are ready to let Danny Rose leave on a free transfer this summer, with Leeds United keen on snapping him up.

Rose has enjoyed a decent loan spell at Newcastle United and Steve Bruce has already admitted that he would like to sign the defender permanently (Chronicle Live).

The left-back admitted in an interview with Second Captains podcast (as relayed by Football.London) this week that he would like to see out his contract with Tottenham before leaving the club.

The Mail now suggests that Leeds United are ready to try and bring Rose back to the club ahead of their return to the top flight next season.

It is claimed that Marcelo Bielsa’s side are willing to match the England international’s current £65,000-a-week wages.

Surprisingly, it is claimed that the Lilywhites are open to letting Rose leave on a free, despite the defender having almost a year left to run on his contract.

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There is precedent to us letting players go on a free, as was the case with Wanyama a few months ago. Given that the club are likely to be keen to trim down their wage bill due to the financial impact of the pandemic, I can see them being keen on taking the left-back off their wage bill. However, Rose is still in his prime and he showed during his loan spell at St James’ Park that he can still be a very good left-back on his day. I cannot see Daniel Levy letting a player who is likely to be a sought-after asset, leave on a free transfer. I suspect we will end up getting a fee of around £5m-£8m for him.

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  1. That’s extremely clever from Danny Rose. Tell the club you really want to play for them again in front of a crowd knowing Spurs always do the opposite of what the soon to be ex-player wants.


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