Tottenham star Danny Rose made shock claims about his future at the club last weekend.
The left-back, 28, claimed he could be forced out by the powers that be at Spurs this summer due to his age.
Speaking after England’s victory over Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League, Rose told Sky Sports: “If I’m back at Tottenham next season, great, if I’m not – great.
“I don’t know what the future holds now but I’m looking forward to a break.”
“It’s not about regular first-team football. I know my age and I know how the club’s run in terms of if you get to a certain age they might look to ship you on.”
Standard Sport have reported Spurs were shocked by Rose’s comments, especially because he still has two years left on his current deal.
This is not the first time Rose has spoken out about his status at the club. In 2017, he was fined two weeks wages for complaining about his wages in an interview with the Daily Mirror.
And these latest comments combined with things he’s said in the past makes you wonder whether Rose’s days at Spurs could be numbered, despite excellent end of season form.
Below are some of the options Rose could pursue elsewhere should he leave north London this summer.
Rose has claimed he would like to move to a club up north before he retires and Manchester United are one of the best teams around up north.
He was linked with a move to Old Trafford when Jose Mourinho was manager but nothing ever materialised.
If Rose was to go to United now, he would have to compete with Luke Shaw for the first choice slot at left-back following Shaw’s improvement in form during the 2018/19 campaign.
Rose turns 29 in July so is capable of playing at the highest level for a few more years and he could be willing to try abroad.
He was linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain last summer but the French giants may come for him in the current window.
A move to PSG would also represent a golden opportunity for Rose to win his first major trophy at senior level too.
However, if Rose does leave Spurs he could go back to the club he joined the north Londoners from.
This wouldn’t just be a move motivated by sentiment as Leeds are a club who are really knocking on the door towards Premier League promotion.
Rose would offer an experienced head to Leeds and it would also fulfil his ambitions of moving up north before he retires.
Chinese Super League
Rose has stated in the past that he is looking forward to retiring from football due to the racial abuse he’s suffered during his career.
He could follow ex-Spurs team-mate Mousa Dembele in moving to China as a way of getting away from the racism problems that exist in European football.
Chinese clubs are also well-known for paying their players very well and in his explosive 2017 interview he eluded to probably having one last big contract left in his career.
Major League Soccer
However, China is a completely different culture and language to what he’s used to but if Rose still wants to get away from the English game, America could be a better option for him.
MLS tends to be a place players go in the twilight years of their career including former Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, who played for LA Galaxy between 2016-18.
American clubs also pay their players well, especially their high profile stars who have experience from top leagues in Europe.