Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a blow in their attempts to offload a forgotten man ahead of tonight’s transfer deadline…
According to football.london, Danny Rose’s proposed move to Turkish Super Lig outfit Trabzonspor has fallen through at the final hurdle.
It’s claimed that they have reconsidered the move due to COVID protocols.
Speaking about the potential move, Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu said: “The transfer is very difficult after this time. It will cost [take] seven days. Let’s make the transfers we can do [right now].”
Only a few days ago, reports from talkSPORT suggested the 30-year-old Englishman had been offered a bumper three-and-a-half-year deal.
Rose has become an outcast at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since his return from a loan spell at league rivals Newcastle United in the summer. It was quickly made clear that he had no future under Jose Mourinho as he wasn’t registered in any of their squads or given a squad number for the campaign.
Given he’s earning around £60k-per-week, which is more than Harry Winks, Sergio Reguilon and Joe Rodon as per Spotrac, it could be wise to pay out the remainder of his deal as he’s merely wasting up valuable funds in what has been a tricky financial year for most clubs.
That is indeed something that the club have considered in the past few months amid interest from top-flight strugglers West Brom, according to talkSPORT. Speaking on the ‘White and Jordan’ show, transfer expert Alex Crook, said:
“I was told there was a big chance he could follow Jack Wilshere in the sense that Tottenham could cancel his contract in this window,” before adding: “The time has come for Danny Rose to put his football aspirations ahead of his paycheque and just get some minutes under his belt. This career doesn’t last forever, and at the moment he’s just rotting at Tottenham.”
Rose joined the Magpies after a heated meeting with Mourinho which was caught on Amazon’s ‘All or Nothing’ docuseries and has been frozen out ever since.
Not that his performances on the pitch were doing him any favours – Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane blasted him as “dreadful” only last season, also claiming he and Serge Aurier were “Dumb and Dumber.”
Whilst amid links to West Ham in the summer, Irons’ The Athletic correspondent Roshane Thomas said Rose is “on the decline,” (via This is Futbol).
His contract may expire in under six months, but keeping him around isn’t a benefit for anyone. If a move can’t be sealed for him by the end of the day, then at least cancelling his deal early would give him some added time to find a new club to settle down at.
That’s surely the least Levy could do after Rose’s near 14-year association with Spurs.
It’s a blow to the north London outfit that the Englishman’s move to Trabsonzpor has fallen through, so now it’s on the chairman to act. Rose has no need to be at Spurs past today’s transfer deadline.
AND in other news, Spurs may have just missed out on a new Dembele