Tottenham outcast’s qualities not lost on manager as transfer plans step up

Date published: Wednesday 28th April 2021 4:45 - Owen Thompson

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Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor have reportedly expressed their desire to sign Danny Rose on a free transfer when his Tottenham contract expires this summer.

Rose was heavily linked to the club in the January transfer window, but a deal failed to materialise between the two parties. Reports claim that a number of implications of the coronavirus pandemic obstructed the transfer from going ahead.

It is now being reported by Fotospor (via Sport Witness) that Rose is still a top transfer target for manager Abdullah Avci, who will accept ‘no alternative’ in his bid to sign the left-back.

The 30-year-old has fallen heavily out of favour at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in recent years, having once been a guaranteed name on the team sheet and a regular contender for a England.

His failures to impress former managers in Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino in addition to a lacklustre loan spell at Newcastle United has seen him drop significantly down the pecking order in the Spurs defence.

A move to Turkey could offer the full-back a lifeline in providing him the crucial game time he needs.

Rose has made over 200 appearances for Spurs across all competitions, scoring ten goals.

Indeed, his first was a famous long-range strike in the north London derby against Arsenal on his debut, that made him an instant hit with Tottenham fans for years to come.

The left-back has also featured for England 29 times and was chosen by Gareth Southgate to represent his country at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He will hope that a move elsewhere can offer him an opportunity to revive his career.

Others could leave Spurs this summer

Following the controversial dismissal of Mourinho just six days before Tottenham’s Carabao Cup final clash with Manchester City, manager-less Spurs appear to be back at square one, despite the best efforts of interim coach, Ryan Mason.

In response to another disappointing, trophy-less season for the north London outfit, it appears likely a number of their players may seek pastures new.

The main transfer saga that seems to surround Spurs in every transfer window is the future of star striker Harry Kane. With a number of top teams set to be monitoring his progress, Kane is set to assess his situation following the conclusion of this current season.

Another player that may be headed for an exit is centre-back Toby Aldeweireld, with Eredivise outfits Ajax and PSV as well as Club Brugge expressing their interest in the Belgian defender.


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