Danny Rose is happy to stay at Tottenham Hotspur despite the ongoing speculation surrounding his future, The Mirror reports. Rose has revealed that some summer stories were embellished and added that he wants to remain at Tottenham.
The England international, who was picked over Ben Chilwell on Saturday, has been a regular for Tottenham at the start of the season. He insists that in Mauricio Pochettino and Gareth Southgate, he has club and national managers who believe in his ability.
But this did not stop the transfer rumours flooding in during the summer window. According to The Daily Mail, Rose was made available to help fund the new stadium. Then, Rose nearly made a deadline day move to Watford (The Independent).
In the end, the 29-year-old stayed in North London and he insists he is happy. As reported by The Mirror, he said: “I have a manager at club level who knows me. You look at last season – I played in the quarter-final of the Champions League, I played in the semi-finals of Champions League, I played in the final. So I’ve got a manager there who believes in me.”
Later, Rose added: “I can’t lie, I am very happy, but I just want to say that everything that was written in the summer wasn’t entirely true.”
Looking ahead to the long-term future, Pochettino will probably aim to move Rose on and go for his younger options. Ryan Sessegnon is now at Tottenham, ready to compete with Rose and Ben Davies. So Spurs are well stocked in the left-back department.
But there is no rush to axe him in the short-term. Rose is a valuable member of the Spurs squad, he is rated highly by Southgate and England and he has given many years of good service to the club. His experience could also be vital in helping to develop Sessegnon.