News broke last night that Danny Rose had given an exclusive and apparently, unauthorised interview to The Sun regarding his future at Tottenham Hotspur that could leave the club reeling.
Rose has been injured since January in the away draw at Sunderland and has only recently signed a new five-year contract, he said:
“Time is running out and I do want to win trophies. I don’t want to play football for 15 years and not have one trophy or one medal.
“Sorry, that’s not what I am about. I wouldn’t be happy with that. I want to win something.”
The timing of the article is additionally frustrating for Spurs fans, with the start of the season just two days away and after a perplexing transfer window which has seen the side not add to their squad.
He went on to say;
“If I get to levels I reached last season — and this goes out to everybody — I will make sure I get what I am worth. I don’t know how much longer I might have at this level. I’m not going to be stupid enough not to try and get the most out of it — medals, trophies and salary.”
The transfer window has been difficult for Spurs having struggled to add to their squad, but could there be bigger problems at hand with the wage structure at the club, the manner in which players are subsequently valued?
How long is it before Harry Kane and Dele Alli follow suit, if you don’t value players highly enough surely it’s common sense that they would move on to those who can value them correctly?
If you pay your players less than the going rate, can you expect anything less than your players to eventually find a better club?
To hear that a player of Rose’s stature is only on a *rumoured* £65,000 a week doesn’t match how good of a player he is nor how much he means to the team or the national team for that matter.
It’s no secret that Danny was given abuse during his earlier years at Spurs, he was a marauding left back that was always caught out of position or unsure on the ball, but now years on, is arguably the best left-back in the league.
It remains to be seen exactly how this impacts Spurs with only a few weeks left in the transfer market and also just days before the start of the new Premier League season.
What do you make of Rose’s comments? Have your say below
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