Tottenham and England left-back Danny Rose has left no stone unturned in an interview with The Sun this morning, opening up on his feelings at White Hart Lane and his potential long-term future.
The 27-year-old has been side-lined with a knee injury since January and, despite recently signing a five-year contract extension, Sky Sports understands he would consider a move away from London.
In the interview, Rose spoke openly about his current situation at Spurs: “I am reaching my peak and have probably only got one big contract left in me.
“One thing is for sure — I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth. I am not playing as well as I have done not to get paid what I think I am worth. Anyone who thinks this is primarily for money, that is not the case. But I know what I am worth.”
As well as Tottenham’s lack of summer movement: “I am not saying buy ten players, I’d love to see two or three. Not players you have to Google and say, ‘Who’s that?’, I mean well-known players. As a Tottenham player I’d love to see more signings. It would lift me seeing a top player come through the door.”
And finally about a possible future move away from White Hart Lane: “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 will say this too — I will play up north. I don’t know exactly when, but I will get back up north and play some football somewhere.
“I’m not saying I want out, but if something came to me that was concrete, I’d have no qualms about voicing my opinions to anyone at the club.”
And the bad news didn’t stop there for Tottenham today, with reports from Italy claiming that manager Mauricio Pochettino is set to miss out on signing Hoffenheim right-back Jeremy Toljan.
Tutto Mercato Web allege that fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund have won the race for Germany Under-21’s young sensation, beating off the north London club and Italian champions Juventus.
It has been long thought that Tottenham were on the verge of securing the signing of Toljan, as reported last month by the Standard, as they continue the search for a replacement for Kyle Walker.
Instead, The Sun claim that Tottenham have turned their attentions towards Ajax’s extremely talented defender Davinson Sanchez as they look to make their first signing of the summer window.
It is alleged that the Argentine is considering submitting a formal offer for the £35 million-rated Colombian to re-enforce his back-line ahead of a fully-fledged challenge for the Premier League title.
Despite reported interest from Chelsea, Barcelona and Crystal Palace – who have Sanchez’s old manager Frank de Boer at the club – chairman Daniel Levy will test the water with a £25million bid.