Danny Rose has admitted that he could leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer, per Sky Sports.
The left-back was an integral part of Spurs’ run to the Champions League final and their top-four finish, making a total of 37 appearances in all competitions.
His contract expires in 2021 and the 28-year-old has now suggested that he may be sold before the start of the 2019/20 campaign.
He said: “I don’t know what the future holds now. I’m looking forward to a break. If I’m back at Tottenham next season, great, if I’m not – great. I’ll just have to wait and see.
“It’s not about regular first-team football. I know my age and I know how the club’s run in terms of if you get to a certain age they might look to ship you on.
“It has been no secret that my name has been mentioned quite a few times in terms of players moving on and I’ll be just sitting tight over the next few weeks and just seeing what happens. Either way I’m prepared for whatever happens.”
He has, however, admitted that he hopes to be in north London as Spurs look to win their first trophy since 2008.
He added: “Last season I didn’t play as much as I wanted. This season I’ve played quite a bit, it’s been really good.
“As a whole, I’m proud of what I’ve done individually and I’m over the moon about what the club has achieved as well. There have been some difficulties – no signings, playing at Wembley and I think the club and players have shown great character.
“We are in a good position for next season now and we will be raring to go because the final in Madrid was an unbelievable experience and it’s one I’d love to experience again.”
Rose is perhaps the most forthright footballer in the Premier League.
These quotes are merely an extension of that mentality; Rose was asked a straight question and he gave a straight answer and Spurs fans should think twice before criticising him for it.
Rose is not, after all, saying that he wants to leave the club, instead, he is being honest about the limitations he feels he has and the potential of the club deciding to cash in.
His honesty can only be applauded, with fans constantly kept in the loop.
We could do with more players of the 28 year-old’s ilk.