Tottenham’s Danny Rose enjoyed an impressive season on Wearside in 2012-13 and his full part in Sunderland’s campaign would have come as a relief to the player after spending a few years on the fringes of the squad at White Hart Lane.

In all, Danny made 27 appearances for the North East outfit but the local press seem resigned to the fact that the 23 year old will be part of his parent club’s plans for the new season. The Peterlee Star points to these quotes made by Andre Villas-Boas as the main reason why another loan deal is unlikely to be sanctioned.

“He had an excellent season last year,” said AVB.

“He is one of those players that we want for our future.

“It is one of those cases where a loan has worked out extremely well for him and he will definitely be part of our squad this season.”

It’s unlikely that Rose will be ousting Benoit Assou-Ekotto as some have suggested but after Benny’s injury exposed the lack of cover in the left back position, it seems logical that Villas-Boas would want the player to stay after a successful spell at Sunderland.

However, will Danny Rose be happy at returning to Spurs and sitting on the fringes of the squad for another 12 months?



  1. Rose has a good chance of displacing BAE this season.

    Spurs have done a good job, in recent seasons, loaning out players until they have played around 100 games. This policy gives the player notoriety and even if they are not ready for the team they can be sold on, bringing in further revenue to continue the development of young players.

    I think BAE will be no.2 left back at WHL until January. At that point Tottenham can make a decision about both players. If Rose has proved himself BAE could be sold if Rose is not up to it he could be sold or loaned out.

    With Zeki Fryers hopefully developing and pushing for a place in the squad it is all good. Spurs hold all the cards and as long as they have at least two players competing for the left back role they will be happy.


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