‘I’ve Got One Big Contract Left In Me And I Know My Worth’ – Danny Rose Drops Blunt Bombshell On Eve Of New Season, Implores Tottenham To Stop Signing ‘Players He Has To Google’

Chris Wright

10th, August 2017


Just a few days before the start of the season, Danny Rose has given an incredibly blunt interview in which he, a) criticises Tottenham’s transfer activity (or lack thereof) this summer and, b) openly admits he’s keen to move back to a more northerly club sooner rather than later.

Rose, who has spent the last six months out nursing a knee injury, refused to mince words while speaking to The Sun, getting pretty much all of his major gripes off his chest in one fell swoop.

I am reaching my peak and have probably only got one big contract left in me.

Time is running out and I do want to win trophies. I don’t want to play football for 15 years and not have one trophy or one medal.

I will say this too, I will play up north. I don’t know exactly when but I will get back up north and play some football somewhere. I have been away for over 10 years now and I don’t get to see my mum that often.

I’m not saying I want out, but if something came to me that was concrete, I’d have no qualms about voicing my opinions to anyone at the club.

With Spurs yet to make a single major signing ahead of the 2017/18 campaign, Rose also implored Daniel Levy to bring in somebody he’s heard of.

[I hope we sign somebody] – not players you have to Google and say, ‘Who’s that?’ I mean well-known players.

The 27-year-old also revealed that Spurs’ tight wage structure has left him feeling undervalued in comparison to the rest of his England teammates.

I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth. I don’t know how much longer I might have at this level.

I am not playing as well as I have done not to get paid what I think I am worth.

Anyone who thinks this is primarily for money, that is not the case. But I know what I am worth.

That’s what six months spent sitting on his backside can do to a man. You get to thinkin’.

Still, Rose makes some valid points. He’s been England’s first-choice left-back for the best part of two years and yet – at a mere £65,000 per week – he earns considerably less at Spurs than many of his international contemporaries.

That said, he definitely needs to work on his timing.

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  1. Beano says:

    Tottenham’s best players (other than Kane) are all players you had “to Google” before they joined Spurs. They became known stars with Spurs
    English footballers always make the dumbest comments

  2. Dave says:

    Bloody hell. Only £65,000 a week. I don’t know how he manages to get through the month. Poor little lamb.

  3. Rob says:

    Stop speaking to the Sun!

  4. Archer says:

    Whilst him moaning about 65 grand a week is obscene, speaking in relative terms – he’s right.

    Spuds have been riding their luck the past few years and if Levy isn’t careful, he’s going to undo all of the great work Poch and the team have done, by way of players getting the hump and going mercenary.

    Paradoxically, I actually agree with and admire the way Levy won’t be held to ransom by anyone – the trouble is, it can only work for so long in this daft football world that we now live.

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