Tottenham Hotspur defender and Manchester United target Danny Rose will hold further talks with the club regarding his future after having a heart-to-heart conversation with Mauricio Pochettino over recent comments he made in an interview with the Sun, according to reports.
The Englishman, who has been sidelined by injury since late January, entered the spotlight with an interview in which he questioned Spurs’ ambition to win trophies (their last came in 2008) and sign players (they will only make one addition – Ajax’s Davinson Sanchez – this summer), noting he wanted to see Pochettino bring in players he didn’t have to google. He also confirmed he would move up north at some point in his career and controversially claimed he wasn’t receiving the wages he deserved.
This inevitably led to something of a storm. Jose Mourinho had been monitoring the left-back over the last few months ahead of a potential bid next summer and some reports claimed he would make signing Rose immediately a priority in light of the defender’s comments. Chelsea have been likewise keen on securing the 27-year-old’s signature. He eventually apologised for the remarks made, conceding that the timing – a few days ahead of the new season – was far from perfect, whilst not completely denouncing the content of what he said. His manager accepted the apology nonetheless.
And according to M.E.N‘s Samuel Luckhurst, Rose will hold further talks with the club over his future amid interest from United and Chelsea. He is unlikely to leave Spurs before the transfer window shuts next Thursday but the nature of discussions with his employers – which will, you imagine, cover plenty of areas following his comments – could dictate his availability in the future.