Danny Rose has this Friday issued a formal apology for his recent comments in an interview given to The Sun.
The statement was issued on Twitter this afternoon via the Base Soccer Agency.
Statement from Base Soccer client, Danny Rose: pic.twitter.com/AvYZR5s3wv
— Base Soccer Agency (@BaseSoccer) August 11, 2017
Rose fuelled speculation surrounding his Tottenham future in the initial explosive interview by stating that he would like to move north at some stage in his career.
With Manchester United known to be interested in Rose, these comments were not looked upon kindly by his employers who are reportedly going to fine the full-back two weeks wages for his outburst.
The 27-year-old also criticised Tottenham’s transfer policy during the frank and honest interview and urged Mauricio Pochettino to sign big players and not players you have to Google.
It was reported that some players in the Spurs squad had backed his comments regarding the club’s transfer activity but the club did not appreciate the sentiment behind them.
He apologised for the interview with Dave Kidd, in which he said:
“I am opinionated and I might not have long left in football.
“One thing is for sure, for the rest of this career, I will play this game how I want to play it and, while I am not going to disrespect anyone, I am going to voice my opinions.”
The left-back is due to miss the season opener against Newcastle on Sunday due to a knee injury which has kept him out since January.
Spurs fans will hope that this puts an end to the speculation surrounding Rose’s future and may well see him back in a Tottenham Hotspur shirt when he returns from injury in September.
Kieran McCarthy, Pundit Arena
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