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Tottenham Hotspur are currently in Asia for their pre-season tour, and England international left-back Danny Rose has been left at home.
According to Spurs’ official website, the 29-year-old has been granted additional time off in order to explore prospective opportunities with other clubs.
According to The Telegraph, Rose has reacted very professionally to manager Mauricio Pochettino’s decision not to include him in the squad, as there has been no falling out between the player and club, but a lot of Tottenham fans are angry with the decision.
Here is how some of them reacted on Twitter:
— Nana Yaw (@obengmckaay) July 16, 2019
— Manny (@mani_mal_) July 17, 2019
We should riot ??
— carly williamson (@ThfcCarly) July 16, 2019
Funny now release the real squad with Danny in it
— Georgia? (@georgiapearl21) July 17, 2019
Don’t you dare sell Danny Rose
— Luke (@thfcIuke) July 17, 2019
No rose pic.twitter.com/1ChNP33cHl
— Josh Gafson (@Josh_2905) July 17, 2019
I believe he's asked to leave. So it's down to him really. Great player and we all want him to stay but if he wants to go back up north, what to do?
— Richard Gibson (@Gibson_Rich59) July 17, 2019
Lets pray no offers come in. #DontSellDannyRose.
— Cenk (@ForzaYids) July 16, 2019
Selling Rose might be the stupidest thing this club has ever done.
— ً (@THFCgod) July 17, 2019
Rose was one of Spurs’ best players last term, putting in impressive shifts, particularly during the closing stages of their Champions League campaign.
Having earlier expressed the desire to leave North London, it seems the club are now finally ready to grant his wishes.
Tottenham have identified Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon as a long-term replacement for Rose, and it’s a deal they will try and push over the line this summer.
The former Leeds United man, who is valued at around £25 million and still has two years left on his current contract, isn’t expected to be short of suitors due to his quality, but he will be fully part of the first-team squad for the start of next season if acceptable offers don’t come in for him.