Tottenham have confirmed Danny Rose has not travelled with the rest of the squad for the pre-season tour of Asia as he edges towards an exit from the club.
Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou have also been granted permission to stay at home and speak to other clubs, while Kieran Trippier has not travelled as he is reportedly close to joining Atletico Madrid.
Why are Spurs letting Rose leave? Five key things to know…
- Rose’s relationship with Spurs soured in the summer of 2017 when he criticised the club’s transfer policy and ambition.
- The defender apologised and was gradually reintegrated into the squad following his recovery from a knee injury.
- He has been linked with an exit ever since but Mauricio Pochettino has continued to use him regularly.
- Rose has two years remaining on his contract and it seems Spurs are keen to cash in on the 29-year-old.
- Ben Davies, who signed a new contract this month, could end up as the club’s only senior left-back.
Rose has regularly been linked with a departure over the last two seasons, with Manchester United, Manchester City and Everton all credited with an interest at different times.
Tottenham confirmed their squad list for the team’s pre-season tour of Asia on Wednesday. In the announcement, they confirmed Rose is one of three players exploring the possibility of leaving.
“Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Danny Rose have been granted additional time off in order to explore prospective opportunities with other clubs,” Spurs said.
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Ben Davies, Eric Dier and Cameron Carter-Vickers also haven’t travelled, remaining at the club’s London base to continue injury rehabilitation.
Three more players – Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez and Victor Wanyama – have not gone to Asia. The trio took part in international tournaments this summer.
Tottenham face Serie A champions Juventus in Singapore on Sunday and Manchester United in Shanghai next week.