According to The Telegraph, Danny Rose’s exit from Tottenham seems to no longer be happening, after impressing manager Mauricio Pochettino.
It has been widely speculated over the summer that Rose would be leaving The Lilywhites, with French outfits PSG and Marseille being the likely destinations for the left-back. However, the Argentinian manager has been impressed with how his player has responded to criticism.
The England international is willing to stay in north London and fight for a place in the first team. This is brilliant news for Tottenham fans, particularly after a summer where no new players joined the club.
Both Rose (valued at £27m on Transfermarkt.co.uk) and Toby Alderweireld looked certain to leave at some point during the transfer window, so to keep hold of those key players is perhaps as important as any transfer that they could have made. Tottenham would have looked very stretched in the left-back position had the 28-year-old left.
Kyle Walker-Peters would have been used as the back-up option to Ben Davies had Rose left, but that would not have filled fans with a lot of confidence. Walker-Peters is still yet to prove himself at the highest level, and would be regarded as a gamble without Rose. Now there is a good level of competition in the left-back position, which will only boost performances.
Rose even earned his first start of the season on Monday against Man United at Old Trafford. However, his performance was rather shakey, epitomised by a wayward pass that should have been punished by Lukaku. But with this new confidence that Pochettino seems to have in his player, his performances will only improve.