Tottenham have been punching above their financial weight for the past couple of years. The last two seasons Mauricio Pochettino’s team have been genuine contenders for the Premier League title.
The club from north London have challenged for the title, despite their rivals clubs outspending them in the transfer market and on wages. The latter may well be coming back to haunt them in the near future.
Rose looking to move on
Tottenham full-back Danny Rose has caused a major stir with a recent interview he has given to a British tabloid. Rose is quoted by the Telegraph as saying: “I am reaching my peak and have probably only got one big contract left in me,”
“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 added:”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 have been away for over 10 years now and I don’t get to see my mum that often.
“I’m not saying I want out, but if something came to me that was concrete, I’d have no qualms about voicing my opinions to anyone at the club.”
“I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth. I don’t know how much longer I might have at this level. Anyone who thinks this is primarily for money, that is not the case. But I know what I am worth.”
Wants to leave Tottenham
It sounds like the full-back wants to leave the club in order to earn more money elsewhere. He is reportedly a transfer target for Manchester United. He said during the interview that he is not saying he wants out.
Yet everything he said in that interview seems to suggest he wants to move on. This revelation has come unexpectedly. However, there seem to be two primary reasons he wants to leave north London.
The first reason is quite clearly money. He denies it is about money. However, Rose has stated himself in the interview that he knows his worth and he will make sure he gets what he is worth. That sounds like he feels like he is not paid what he feels he deserves.
The second reason is that he feels that Tottenham are not progressing. Later in the interview, his frustration of the lack of signings is quite clear and he wants to win trophies, which is fair enough, as Spurs have done little to move forward this summer.
Despite his concerns over Spurs moving forward, the full-back has been silly to express his views in such an incredibly open way. If he did not want a move then he would not have done such a controversial interview.
Tottenham will have a similar problem in the future
Tottenham are odds of 10/1 to win the Premier League title this season. The north London club have done incredibly well over the past few years. A big problem for Spurs now is the fact players at rivals clubs are now earning twice as much as their stars.
There is speculation that a number of Tottenham’s star players are disgruntled because of the lack of parity with their counterparts at other clubs. As a club, Tottenham are run in a very financially sound way by chairman Daniel Levy, who is notorious for being a tough negotiator.
However, he runs a tight financial ship and that means that Tottenham do not pay their players massive wages, well not by top club standards anyway. In some respects, it is commendable, but if Spurs fail to progress this season, their star players may start wondering if the grass is greener elsewhere.
Danny Rose may have been out of line with the way he aired his views. However, he has only told the truth. If you are not moving forward, you are standing still and that may just be the case at Tottenham.
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