Tottenham defender Danny Rose has revealed he will only leave the club once his contract ends.
The 29-year-old looked likely to leave Spurs over the summer when he was left out of their pre-season tour of Asia, and they signed a new left-back in Ryan Sessegnon.
The club were absolutely forthright with the decision, saying he was left in London to ‘explore prospective opportunities with other clubs.’
However, Rose was not keen on a switch and has no intention of being pushed out of Spurs before his contract ends after next season.
The England international has made nine starts in the Premier League and two more in the Champions League this season, so is still clearly a part of manager Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.
Rose is full of praise for his boss, only leveling criticism at those above him at the club.
‘It’s pretty obvious what happened [over the summer]. People upstairs at Tottenham were trying to do what they were trying to do,’ Rose told the Evening Standard.
‘I’ve said I’ve got 18 months left on my contract and I’m not going anywhere until my contract has finished.
‘Daniel Levy told me in the summer there was no new contract for me at Tottenham, which is fine. I respect that. We move on.
‘My contract is up in 18 months’ time and I’ll leave the football club then. People can save their time trying to get stuff ready for January about me being sold because I can tell you now; it isn’t happening.
‘I know what people were trying to do in the summer; there were no bids, that was rubbish. ‘I’m lucky to have a manager at Tottenham who, from the first day we met, has always stuck by me, regardless of the rubbish in the media about me being sold or not part of his plans – all that nonsense.’