Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has admitted that he could leave the club this summer. The left-back who was close to a Spurs exit last summer has hinted that his age may be one of the reasons why the club will sanction his exit.
“If I’m back at Tottenham next season, great, if I’m not – great,” the 28-year-old said in a chat with Sky Sports.
“I don’t know what the future holds now but I’m looking forward to a break.”
He added: “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.
“I’ll be just sitting tight over the next few weeks and just seeing what happens,” he added. “Either way, I’m prepared for whatever happens.
“Last season I didn’t play as much as I wanted. This season I’ve played quite a bit, it’s been really good.”
Meanwhile, Rose revealed that he was angry and embarrassed after an unnamed club asked if he was crazy due to his admission about depression.
The player opened up about his struggle with the illness before the 2018 World Cup. The illness was triggered by the death of a close family member as well as a significant knee injury.
He spoke about those moments in a chat with talkSPORT’s Sam Matterface:
“That’s the message I was told by someone at my club, I was speaking to someone last summer and the [Spurs] were aware of it, they was helping me out massively in trying to maybe get a deal sorted,” Rose said.
Rose joined Spurs in 2007 from Leeds United in a deal worth £1million.
The player established himself as one of the mainstays in Pochettino’s side in the 2018/19 season, making 37 appearances in all competitions and starting every game for the North Londoners from the Quarter-final stage of the UEFA Champions League.