Villas-Boas wants Danny Rose stay

Sunderland player Danny RoseTottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has played down speculation of Danny Rose’s loan move to Sunderland becoming a permanent deal.

The 22-year-old has spent the current Premier League campaign at the Stadium of Light, turning a number of impressive performances.

With his first-team opportunities likely to be limited with Spurs, there has been speculation that his temporary move may become permanent at the end of the season.

However, Villas-Boas believes that the youngster has a big future at White Hart Lane and has no intention of selling him at the end of the season:

“We have big expectations for him in the future. Our idea is that he comes back to Tottenham next year.” He is quoted by the Daily Mail.

“We appreciate what he’s been doing over here and it’s been a great experience.

“He’s been extremely well managed. We can’t give away a player of his quality.”

Sunderland are thought to be keen on retaining the player, but may have to search for a replacement ahead of next season.

Spurs have the option to re-call Rose at any stage of the deal, which will serve as a real worry for manager Martin O’Neill, whose side remain just five points clear of the relegation zone.