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Time for goodbye – Tottenham parting ways with their 30-year-old outcast looks like the best option

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 29: Danny Rose of Newcastle arrives prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley FC at St. James Park on February 29, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Why Tottenham parting ways with Danny Rose would be the right thing to do

According to Football.LondonTottenham are ready to cut their losses by terminating the contract of Danny Rose. The club failed to ship off the left-back as no buyers were available. With the player’s contract ending at the end of the season, Spurs look short of options other than termination by mutual consent.


Born in Doncaster, Danny Rose started his career at Leeds United before moving to Tottenham in 2007. He went through loan spells at Watford, Peterborough United, Bristol City and Sunderland before establishing himself as a first-team regular in North London.

The 30-year-old came to be known as one of the best left-backs in the Premier League during his prime years, while also nailing down a regular spot in the national team. Rose retained his status as a regular starter for Tottenham until the arrival of Jose Mourinho towards the end of last year.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – JULY 20: Danny Rose of Newcastle United interacts with Shane Duffy of Brighton and Hove Albion at full-time after the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United at American Express Community Stadium on July 20, 2020 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Andrew Couldridge/Pool via Getty Images)

Having made only 12 league appearances during the first half of the previous campaign, Rose was shipped out on loan to Newcastle, where he made 9 appearances in all competitions.

The veteran left-back boasts of an impressive tally of 10 goals and 29 assists in 214 appearances (source – Transfermarkt) for Tottenham in all competitions. But his time at the club could well be drawing to a close, with Mourinho apparently unwilling to rely on his ageing legs.

Spurs should agree a mutual contract termination with Danny Rose

Even from last season, Mourinho decided to go ahead without Rose as he was shipped off to Newcastle. Japhet Tanganga deputised well at left-back along with Ben Davies. Now that the club have brought in Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid, the writing is set in stone for Danny Rose.

Tottenham left-back Danny Rose has struggled for form this season. (Getty Images)
Tottenham willing to sell Danny Rose in the summer (Getty Images)

Reguilon is one of the best emerging left-backs in Europe and he will likely be Spurs’ first choice in that position for the time being. Ben Davies is the logical second choice and Japhet Tanganga can fill in if there’s a requirement.

That leaves Danny Rose out in the cold. It’s definitely not fair on a player who has served at the club for so long but such is modern football. A move from the club would allow him to play on a regular basis and at 30, he still has a good few years of football.

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A mutual termination would mean that he can be a free agent, allowing clubs to sign him even at this stage of the season. For Spurs, it would relieve a bit of the pressure on their wage bill after a good number of arrivals in the summer. This is a move that would benefit all parties.

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