Danny Rose

Tottenham’s Avaricious System Could Force Players Out – Danny Rose

If there’s any club chairman who is known for being frugal to a fault, it’s Tottenham’s Daniel Levy. In today’s football world where mega-money makes things go round, Levy has refused to go with the tide and Danny Rose might just have started a revolution on Levy’s avaricious regime.

Danny Rose made himself public enemy number one to a section of Tottenham Hotspur fans during his interview with Sunsport. The Spurs left-back urged his team to sign a world class player while stating that he’s worth a lot more than he’s getting at the North London outfit.

The 27-year-old fullback doesn’t just think he’s the only one worth more than he’s getting at Spurs; he believes the same situation applies to everyone else in the Tottenham team. Excerpts from his Sunsport interview reads:

“As with everyone else in my team, in my opinion, I am worth more than I am getting.”

“One thing is for sure, for the rest of this career, I will play this game how I want to play it and, while I am not going to disrespect anyone, I am going to voice my opinions.”

Sky sources now claim the player is willing to leave Spurs for either of Chelsea or Manchester United if Mauricio Pochettino’s team is ready to cash-in on him.

Mauricio Pochettino, obviously with a nod from Daniel Levy, has so far kept mum over any possible transfer this summer. Irrespective of all the ‘Ross Barkley' transfer rumours making the rounds, Spurs has so far spent £0 in the transfer market.

The big and comfortable excuse for such ludicrous inactivity in the transfer market is that the Tottenham Hotspur starting xi is one that is almost impossible to strengthen. Improving Pochettino’s starting xi has also been adjudged by former sporting director, Damien Comolli, as being a herculean task.

We’ve all raised questions about this assertion by Daniel Levy and Poch. Could Spurs be living in a fool’s paradise? What would be the consequences of such inactivity in the transfer market, for a team that will be competing for titles on four fronts next season?

While the aforementioned questions lingered, and constantly sparked debates among both pundits and the Spurs faithful; Danny Rose has gone and released his brutally honest interview with The Sun. For Rose, the Premier League runner-up must make a marquee signing before the transfer window slams shut on August 31st. According to Rose, Daniel Levy must find a way to pay players what they deserve if they hope to keep these players from money-wielding suitors.

It’s a given fact that Spurs are the lowest paying top-six side in the Premier League. The likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal all pay sumptuous sums to their players as opposed to the Lillywhites.

The duo of Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane are Tottenham’s biggest earners at £100k per week; compare that to the £280k per week Manchester United pay Paul Pogba or the £240k per week Manchester City pay Sergio Aguero and you begin to applaud Levy’s frugal management, heavily detested by players such as Danny Rose.

By moving to Manchester City, Kyle Walker will henceforth earn £130,000 every other Friday. Walker is a regular for England at right-back; his compatriot at left-back, Rose, his former teammate at Spurs, barely earns half of that figure.

The likes star players like Dele Alli, Christian Ericksen, Eric Dier, Moussa Dembele and Toby Alderweireld all earn below £90,000 weekly. If these players are the best in the League like Spurs fans would love to argue, why then are they paid so little? No one needs reminding how much a certain Neymar Jr. earns at PSG.

Daniel Levy could move Pochettino to bring down the hammer on Rose for his ‘senseless media rant'. After all, he’s been a player who has been earning without playing for nearly six months. But the fact is, the Doncaster-born defender has stated nothing but the obvious. No one should be surprised if the big names at Spurs start leaving in a file. The squad is not being strengthened, the players are poorly paid. Walker has walked, Rose has risen to speak up, who’s next?

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