This is a weird one.
Danny Rose is a stroppy little bugger, so I fully expected him to kick up a fuss and demand a transfer after the arrival of Ben Davies last week.
But the Mail says Rose is set to follow Hugo Lloris (and hopefully Jan Vertonghen) in agreeing a new deal with the club.
Despite his questionable attitude, it would have been hard to blame Rose for wanting to leave the Lane. He’s spent the past two seasons as a first team regular with Sunderland and Spurs respectively and it would be tough returning to the bench aged 24.
Both the Mirror and the Sun recently claimed Hull were keen on Rose – a move that appeared to make sense for all parties.
The Mail doesn’t say much about Rose’s imminent new deal (in fact, it’s mentioned in one line during an article about Kyle Naughton) but if he’s willing to sign, presumably he’s had assurances from Mauricio Pochettino that he will get plenty of first team football during the coming season.
After landing Davies, the Argentine did hint that Rose still had a part to play, saying: “Ben Davies is important for us because he’s good competition for Danny Rose on the left side.”
But most people, myself included, assumed Poch was just being diplomatic. Maybe not.
A new deal for Rose won’t please many Spurs fans, who hoped they had seen the last of the calamitous Yorkshireman, but the former Leeds player remains a better option than Naughton or Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Watch this space.
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