Tottenham defender Danny Rose will not travel on the club’s pre-season tour to Asia, as confirmed by the club’s official website.
Along with Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, £60,000-a-week (Spotrac) England international Rose has “been granted additional time off in order to explore prospective opportunities with other clubs”.
The Telegraph report that Spurs want £25 million for Rose, and that he has been on the market since last summer – but no buyer has commited as yet.
Everton are credited with an interest in the article, but Tottenham have sent Rose his clearest message yet that he’s simply not wanted at the club moving forward.
Even if Tottenham feel Rose is now surplus to requirements, it’s tough not to feel he deserves better than to be treated in the same way as flops like Janssen.
He has always given his all for the club and established himself once more as first choice left back last season, despite Ben Davies being the younger option.
It seems a strange one for a club with a squad as thin as Tottenham’s to be willingly forcing a committed, proven performer out the door, especially given their historic reluctance to spend big money on replacements and no reported buyer lined up as yet.