Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has said he would consider offers to leave the club and wants to “play up north” before the end of his career.
The Yorkshire-born 27-year-old – who has been sidelined with a knee injury for six months – has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea this summer.
Tottenham have not made a major signing during the transfer window and have seen Rose’s fellow full-back Kyle Walker join Premier League title rivals Manchester City.
Rose – who has a contract until 2021 with Spurs – stressed he was not looking to leave just yet, but would discuss a potential move with the club if an offer came in.
“I am reaching my peak, and have probably only got one big contract left in me,” the England defender told The Sun. “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. “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.” Rose revealed he hopes Spurs make a couple of signings – “not players you have to Google and say ‘who’s that?’, I mean well-known players” – and called Walker’s departure “a big blow”.
The defender also expects a pay rise when he negotiates his next contract. The former Sunderland loanee added: “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.”
Tottenham kick off their Premier League campaign with a game against Newcastle United at St James’s Park on Sunday.