Tottenham defender Danny Rose has turned down a massive £14.5million-a-year contract from Shanghai SIPG to ‘stay and win trophies’ with the London club.
The £285,000 weekly wage was offered by the ambitious Chinese Super League side, who are managed by former Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas.
According to the The Sun, sources close to the club have revealed that Shanghai were set to offer £38million to acquire the left-back.
Rose is hot property in England, and despite the speculation, which has seen both Manchester clubs linked with a move, the left-back stresses he doesn’t want to leave the club or manager Mauricio Pochettino.
He said recently when questioned about reported interest in him from Manchester United: “I can go to speak to him [Pochettino] about a lot of things.
“I am not playing football just for the fun of it. I want to win things.
“When I am 34 or 35, I want to look back and see I have won something.
“That is the next step for this team and to do it we have to keep everyone for as long as possible. I am not going to be distracted by anything else.”
Rose’s decision to reject a move to China comes shortly after club captain Harry Kane declared that he would be surprised if one his team-mates made the move to the Chinese Super League.
“People are going to speculate about that but you can see how good a shape the club is in,” he said when asked about making big money in China.
“The future is very bright. We’ve got one of the best managers in the world, if not the best. I’m pretty sure he’d stay [if a Chinese Super League club came in for Pochettino], he’s started a project here, we’ve got the stadium coming, so the future is very bright.
“The next step for us is winning trophies, so hopefully we can do that this season and push us onto the world scale.
“I’d be very surprised if any of our players went out there, especially within the next couple of seasons. What we’ve got going on here is something very great and I think it would be silly for the players here whoever maybe come and go not to be part of it.”