Danny Rose’s time at Tottenham has now officially come to an end.
Signed from Leeds United all the way back in 2007, Spurs confirmed the left-back’s exit on Thursday following the conclusion of his contract.
Always expected to depart for a new challenge elsewhere this summer after failing to seal a move away ahead of the 2020/21 season, it was a sad way to bring the curtain down on his time in N17 after serving the Lilywhites so well over the past 14 years.
Spending time on loan at four different clubs, Rose finally established himself in the Spurs XI after a successful spell at Sunderland and he didn’t look back.
A key part of Mauricio Pochettino’s XI with his mauraduing runs from left-back, a serious knee injury sustained at the Stadium of Light in January 2017 unfortunately saw him he struggle to recapture his best form and it meant he was constantly in and out of the team after that.
Falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho and subsequently joining Newcastle United on loan, the defender spent his final year at the club playing and training with the U23s after the experienced boss elected to leave him out of his Premier League and Europa League squads at the start of the campaign.
Not an ideal situation for him to be in ahead of Euro 2020, Rose more than played his part in helping the club’s next batch of academy players in their quest to make it in the first team.
Shortly after it was announced that Rose would depart Tottenham at the end of his contract, development squad player Elliot Thorpe paid the ultimate tribute to the experienced full-back and gave fans an insight into what the player has been doing in his year away from the first team.
“It’s sad that people will never know how much Danny did for all of us young players, the most professional and humble player I’ve ever met & a great guy I could go to for anything,” he tweeted.
“Thank you Danny, you’ll be missed by all of us.”
That wasn’t the end of the tributes as former Spurs youngster Sam Cox, who is now an academy coach at the club, also opened up on what Rose did on Thursday night following the news that he would be departing Tottenham.
“The side people don’t see of Danny Rose. Despite no involvement with the 1st team this season and playing/training with the u23’s… Dan has been nothing short of a role model for all of our young players, showing leadership, humility and a great attitude throughout,” he posted on Twitter.
“Even despite coming to the end of his contract, he still turned up to watch our young academy players last night at the stadium and give them some priceless advice after the game.
“A top professional and a top human being who will be missed. Love my brother.”
Rose’s time at Tottenham may not have ended the way he or the fans would have liked but he will certainly not be forgotten after a fine career in N17.
Always going to be remembered for his stunning goal against Arsenal and the pivotal role he played in Pochettino’s best Spurs team, the tips and advice he passed on to the club’s up-and-coming youngsters may well result in yet another academy player establishing themselves in the Tottenham first team in the not too distant future.
All will be hoping that is indeed the case and Rose gets the move he deserves this summer as he looks to get his career back on track.
Source by Football London