Rose’s future is up in the air this summer, with the club planning changes to refresh the squad for next season. The England left-back currently has two years left on his current contract, and so he is due to speak with the club in the summer about whether he will sign an extension or be sold.
Rose famously tried to force a move to Chelsea with a controversial newspaper interview in 2017 and was close to a loan move to Schalke 04 last summer which did not happen. But he has focused on his football this season with impressive results, rescuing his relationship with Mauricio Pochettino and with the Tottenham fans.
Spurs only have one more league game left this season, against Everton at White Hart Lane on Sunday night, before the Champions League final in Madrid against Liverpool on 1 June. And that could be the farewell for some of Spurs’ senior players – Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen, Victor Wanyama – whose futures are unclear.
Rose even admitted after Wednesday’s Champions League win that he “keeps seeing” reports that he will be sold at the end of the season. “I keep seeing my name, that I am being sold,” Rose said. “So if that is the case, and it is going to be my last game for Tottenham against Liverpool, [then] I’m hoping to go out with a bang and lift a trophy.”
But Rose said that with Spurs’ biggest game in their history just three weeks away, there was no time for speculation about his or anyone else’s future until then. For Tottenham the only focus is on Madrid.
“It is a Champions League final, so individual situations have to take a back seat, and you have to put the club first,” Rose said. “We are going to do that, we do realise we have a chance to make history. If you go back to the Barcelona game everyone wrote us off, everyone wrote us off against City, everyone wrote us off last week after the Ajax game and now we find ourselves in the final. We have to keep going, keep believing and keep playing well."
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