Danny Rose’s discontent at Tottenham is no secret. The left-back has been unsettled in north London for well over a season, with his future being a hot topic for conversation.
After seeing his longtime defensive companion Kyle Walker part ways with The Lilywhites in 2017, it has been expected that Rose would have departed at some point. But lo and behold, after three transfer windows in England, Rose (valued at £27m on Transfermarkt.co.uk) is still at Tottenham.
However, the large amount of speculation about his future has not died down. Mauricio Pochettino managed to stave off any interest from fellow Premier League clubs this year, with Chelsea linked with the England international at one time, but European clubs are a remaining threat.
After Bundesliga outfit Schalke pulled out of buying Rose, French giants PSG are the only remaining outfit that have shown an interest in Rose. The Parisian club’s hopes would have been boosted when Tottenham decided to slash their asking price for the 28-year-old to £22m, according to French website Foot Sur 7.
With almost two weeks remaining for PSG to sign Rose, there still remains a good chance that he may be moving on from the club that he has served for 11 years. While this may have been unimaginable for Tottenham fans a few seasons ago, times have changed.
Since returning from injury last season, Rose has struggled to find his way back into the first team ahead of Ben Davies. Furthermore, after revealing recently that he suffered from depression as a result of the injury and personal tragedies, fans will be sympathetic with the man and understand if he wants to leave.
Although Pochettino recently stated that Rose is no longer part of his plans at the club, it seems hard to believe that he would not be able to work his way back into the first team. While Ben Davies looks to be number one at the moment, Pochettino will not have a huge amount of faith yet in second choice Kyle Walker-Peters. With that being said, when Rose first picked up his injury, Davies was so out of favour with the Tottenham boss, that Son Heung-min was deployed as a left-back over him in the FA cup semi-final.
This goes to show that, while Rose is out of favour for now, there is certainly nothing stopping him regaining his form and fitness and becoming a regular starter for The Lilywhites again.
So, while an exit to PSG still remains on the cards for the dissatisfied left-back, he should not be disheartened if he remains under Pochettino. Although the Argentinian manager appears to have eradicated Rose from his plans, that may simply be a case of covering his back if the transfer went through, particularly after failing to purchase anyone throughout the summer.
But Pochettino, Rose and everyone involved with Tottenham will know that if Rose can come close to replicating the form that got him selected for the PFA team of the season in consecutive years, he’ll be back in the starting XI in no time.