Tottenham ace Danny Rose has had quite a dramatic turn in fortunes ever since Spurs broke Manchester City’s hearts at the Etihad Stadium in 2019.
Rose was part of the side who knocked City out of the Champions League en route to the final last season. This week, he suffered the ignominy of being battered as Newcastle United were subjected to a 5-0 defeat at the venue yesterday evening.
His old teammate and close friend Kyle Walker lined up against him as City ran riot over the Magpies, rubbing salt in the wound even further. At one point, the pair formed a formidable partnership at White Hart Lane, but their careers have headed in opposite directions ever since they left north London.
According to The Athletic, Rose’s exit from Tottenham is “inevitable,” as neither side wants the other. The 30-year-old and Jose Mourinho have been in constant communication via text, although there isn’t any love lost between their pair.
Spurs are open to offers for the defender, which they hope will arrive in the summer, while Rose is looking for a long-term deal.
Questions still remain over where he will end up next as he feels he still has plenty to offer. Spurs valued him at £50m several years ago, when he was at the peak of his powers and the subject of interest from Manchester United.
However, it is hard to imagine they will be able to find someone willing to spend such a substantial amount of money on the 30-year-old, given the unprecedented market circumstances.
The Lilywhites have accepted that his market value has plummeted and are prepared to sell him for £5m as he is not expected to play for the club again. Watford, Paris Saint-Germain and Schalke are some of the clubs that have been interested in the past.
Rose signed an extension to stay at Newcastle United until the end of the season. The 30-year-old, who is best friends with former Arsenal star Danny Welbeck, will soon enter the final year of his contract at Spurs and Steve Bruce is eager to tie him down to a permanent deal on Tyneside.
A move to St James’ Park seems most plausible, as he has spent the past few months there, but Spurs should not rule out other potential suitors if the right offer arrives.
The Lilywhites will want to cut their losses as quickly as possible, as they will want to turn their transfer attention elsewhere, so fans should not expect a protracted transfer battle for Rose.
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