Danny Rose has admitted to planning a move ‘up north’ in an interview with British tabloid The Sun.
The 27-year-old is a long-serving player at Tottenham, joining from Leeds United in 2007, and a key member of Mauricio Pochettino’s current squad.
However, the English full-back has grown frustrated with Spurs’ lack of signings and signalled that a move away from the club could help him challenge for trophies in the future.
“I am reaching my peak and have probably only got one big contract left in me,” Rose told The Sun.
“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.”
Rose was an important figure in Tottenham’s run to a 2nd place spot in the Premier League last term, but has been out of action since January after suffering a medial ligament (MCL) injury.
The England international has a barren medal collection; he’s come no closer than runners-up efforts in the Premier League last season and the League Cup in 2015.
“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 am going to make it my priority before I retire to play football up there.”
Rose went on to claim that this wasn’t his way of saying he ‘wanted out’ but, conversely, made it clear he was open to the prospect of a transfer.
He was also critical of Tottenham’s transfer window, or lack thereof, and didn’t want the club to sign players ‘you have to Google’.
“I’m not saying buy ten players; I’d love to see two or three – and not players you have to Google and say, ‘who’s that?’ – I mean well known players.”
Tottenham are currently in the process of building a £850 million stadium that will double the capacity of White Hart Lane – to seat 61,000 fans – set for completion in time for the 2018/19 season.
In the meantime, Spurs play their home games at Wembley Stadium, and start the season with a trip to Newcastle United.