In July 2007, Tottenham Hotspur signed a 17-year-old Danny Rose for a transfer fee in the region of £1 million from Leeds United.
After just a year at White Hart Lane, Rose’s development was halted due to a serious knee injury.
This was followed by two loan spells, firstly to Watford and then Peterborough in order for the young defender to get first team experience under his belt.
Rose was given his league debut for Spurs against bitter rivals, Arsenal in April 2010. With the big occasion, the left back chose the perfect time to get his first goal for the club, scoring 10 minutes into the North London derby which Tottenham went on to win 2-1.
The former Leeds United youngster won Sky Sports and Tottenham Hotspur’s Goal of the Season award with his thunderous volley.
With Benoît Assou-Ekotto regularly starting in left-back, a first team place was limited for Rose until Harry Redknapp started the Englishman against Blackpool in 2011. After an impressive display Rose remained within The Lilywhite’s starting XI for the last three games of the season.
André Villas-Boas took charge of Spurs for the 2012/13 season which saw Rose being shipped out on loan to Premier League side, Sunderland. On his return to White Hart Lane in July 2014, the left-back was given a new five-year deal.
This confused a number of Spurs fans as the side had only just signed Ben Davies from Swansea City, suggesting that he would become newly appointed manager, Pochettino’s first choice left-back.
Spurs fan, Steven Martin spoke about this saying: “I was disappointed when it was announced we were giving Danny Rose a five year contract a couple of years back as I felt we were being left behind by handing out a long term contract to someone who I felt was a good squad player rather than spend money.
“However, I have since publicly stated how he has made me eat my words, I’m big enough to admit that I was wrong and in fact the manager saw a world class full back in Danny!”
Following a magnificent 2014/15 season, Rose had finally won over the Tottenham following as he became the Lilywhite’s starting left-back on a permanent basis.
Since then the former Bristol City loanee, has not looked back, saying: “Right now I am so happy, I am settled here, I am slowly turning into a southerner so I hope I can stay for a very long time and see where it takes me.
“At the minute I wouldn’t wish for anything more than to play for Spurs for the rest of my career.”
In recent weeks Spurs have missed Rose due to injuries, this was especially shown during their terrible performance against Liverpool, where the North Londoners lost 2-0.
Since the loss of Rose, Spurs have only taken four points from a possible nine and Tottenham’s left side has become almost ineffective.
This evening, Tottenham line up against Gent at the Ghelamco Arena in the UEFA Europa League. A number of players have been ruled out of the fixture including Danny Rose. This will mean Ben Davies will again start in left-back, hoping to improve following his disappointing performance last weekend.
Rose has also shown his commitment to Spurs after turning down a reported £285k per week from Chinese side, Shanghai SIPG.
After rejecting this move, Rose said: “I want to end my career at Tottenham, just like Ledley King did.”
Rose’s former team-mate, Dag Alexander Olsen who played at Spurs between 2006 and 2008 said: ”He is a great player, I used to play up front at Spurs with Danny Rose behind me as a number 10.
“Now he’s a world class left back, which I never saw coming back in the days.
“He was always very confident in himself, and I am pretty sure that has not changed, which is a good thing!”