‘The players make the market’ – Mourinho directly addresses Danny Rose squad exclusions

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Jose Mourinho has directly addressed the exclusion of Danny Rose from both his Europa League and Premier League squads this month.

It was revealed yesterday that Rose had not been included in the Spurs Premier League squad to be used for the first half of the current campaign.

Rose has under a year left on his contract in North London and there were various reports linking him with a move away from the club this summer.

There were rumours of a deadline day approach from Championship side Watford, but a deal could not be agreed between the three parties (Football Insider).

It was reported earlier this month that Rose was set to be frozen out at Tottenham if he did not secure a transfer in the summer market (Daily Mail).

Spurs left-backs Ben Davies and Sergio Reguilon have both been included in the European and domestic squads and Mourinho has now directly addressed the Rose situation.

He said (Charlie Eccleshare): “Danny is not part of our squad. Danny wanted very, very much to leave in the January window last season. Why? Because he wanted to play and play and play.

“Then he went to Newcastle and I immediately had the feeling of being a player of his dimension that, thinking about Euros, I thought our future would be Davies and Sessegnon.

“Then we had the possibility to get Reguilon and I thought that would be a good opportunity for Ryan to get game time and develop. “With Danny, the players and agents make the market. If the agent didn’t find a solution for Danny to move then it’s a question you have to ask him.”

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