Danny Rose wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur as they will not meet his wage demands.
In a revealing interview with The Sun, Rose has made it clear that he is not happy with the current situation at Tottenham – who have already told him he will not get a big pay rise on his current deal believed to be worth around £65,000-a-week.
Rose has not asked for a transfer, but the interview is a clear blast across Spurs’ bow and confirms his intent to get the deal he wants – which won’t be at Tottenham.
Chelsea and Manchester United are both keen, whilst Manchester City are also keeping an eye on the situation, and Rose is aware of those interested and also know he could probably double his wages with a move.
Rose, who is currently recovering from a knee injury which means he will miss the start of the season, told The Sun: “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. Sorry, that’s not what I am about. I wouldn’t be happy with that. I want to win something.
“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.”
Bookmakers have reacted to the news and make United favourites to land him at 11/8 ahead of Chelsea at 5/1 – but he is odds-on at 8/15 to remain with Spurs this summer – although those odds have drifted.
We spoke to PaddyPower about the situation and their spokesman Lee Price told us: “Danny Rose feels like he’s earned his Spurs, and wants to move on to win medals.
“Ordinarily, this would be enough for us to make him odds on to join United, but not with this Tottenham chairman – who’ll harness an expensive Levy.”