Tottenham Hotspur looked certain to lose Danny Rose this summer. The England international’s position at the club has become troublesome of late, after his criticism of the club last summer. However, since then, injuries have put Rose back and in his absence, a former scapegoat found his feet.
Welshman Ben Davies was often pilloried by the Tottenham public for some bad form prior to Rose’s injury. But last season Davies was in sensational form. A threat going forward as well as defensively, his tireless work-rate and professionalism left Rose chasing shadows once fit.
Rose was recently linked with Schalke 04 and PSG, as reported by The Sun, as Davies continues as number one choice.
However, Tottenham must be starting to consider giving Rose another go.
Davies has struggled for form recently. Pre-season did not go his way and a performance against Girona was particularly bad.
Against Newcastle United, at the weekend he again did not look at his best and some Tottenham fans are now calling for Rose to be reinstated.
Whilst Davies does deserve a chance to continue in the starting XI his form must be a concern for Mauricio Pochettino.
With Tottenham set for yet another busy season, rotation could become key. So allowing rose to go, with the first-choice looking ropey, would seem a big mistake from Tottenham.
It could be Rose still has a Tottenham future for now.