As Spurs continue to stamp their mark on the Premier League this season, Danny Rose finds himself out in the cold more than ever before. Daniel Levy splashed the cash on new arrival Sergio Reguilon during the summer window and he has become Jose Mourinho’s first-choice left-back.
Ben Davies is still heavily involved in the squad as well, which leaves no room for Rose at present. The 30-year-old has recently returned from a loan spell with Newcastle and since then, he has been reduced to just one appearance for the club’s reserve team.
It’s extremely tough going for Rose, who has 29 England caps and has been with the club for 13 years. Marlon Harewood spoke exclusively to Football FanCast about the situation and admitted that he finds it baffling.
“He’s a top player,” the former striker said. “This is what I don’t understand about football. Obviously, everyone has their differences but despite to the dispute, you’ve got a top-class player there – a top-class left-back who can do a good job.”
Rose was an inconsistent starter last season under Mourinho, making just 12 appearances for Spurs before he was shipped off to Newcastle for the rest of the season (via Transfermarkt).
In their behind-the-scenes documentary All or Nothing, the left-back and his manager could be seen having a heated discussion over Mourinho’s decision to drop Rose after his performance against Liverpool. Since then, their relationship has been tarnished and it doesn’t look like there’s a way back.
“You don’t have to be friends,” Harewood expanded. “Just go out there, work hard then go into the changing rooms, get changed and go home.”
With just over six months left on his current contract, it looks like Levy and co aren’t even interested in making some money off the defender. With no senior minutes in the tank, it’s very unlikely that he will be given a new contract and will simply be forced to endure an agonising wait until at least January.