Tottenham’s versatile left sided player Danny Rose will stay at Sunderland until the end of the season after his parent club allowed the recall clause to lapse. There had been some doubt as to whether Rose would return to White Hart Lane after a long term injury to left back Benoit Assou-Ekotto but with BAE back in the squad, Danny stays in the North East.
However, Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill felt that there was never really an issue.
The loan deal contained an option for Spurs to recall Danny this month, but they had to exercise that option by January 17,” said O’Neill.
“I’m pleased to say that they haven’t done so, so he will be with us for the rest of the season, and that is really good news.
“I know that Andre Villas-Boas said last month that he intended to let him stay here for the season, and I never felt he would change his mind – unless, of course, they had injury problems.
Rose may well have been a permanent feature in the Spurs side in the absence of BAE and he may have been given the chance he craves to prove himself as a Tottenham player. With Benny restored however, Danny remains at Sunderland until the end of the season at least.