Alan Hutton has told Football Insider that Tottenham Hotspur should not have tried to sell Danny Rose in the summer transfer window.

According to Football Insider, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was ready to sell Rose to Premier League rivals Watford on transfer deadline day.

The move did not come off, and the England international left-back is still at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, having joined the North London outfit back in 2007.

Former Rangers and Aston Villa right-back Hutton, who was on the books of Tottenham from 2008 until 2011 and is now a free agent, has suggested that Spurs chairman Levy should not have tried to sell Rose in the summer transfer window.

Hutton told Football Insider about Rose: “I think it’s madness to allow him to leave without a replacement. It’s a strange one, I don’t really understand how it’s all come about. He was there when I was there, we’re going back a long time now, but why would you let such a player go?

“England experience, Champions League, everything. It doesn’t really seem to sit right for both sides – you’ve got Trippier and Rose seemed to go through the same situation. I don’t really understand what happened.

“Great player and now I think the window’s shut, he can just close that door and get on with it because he’s a really good player.”


Rose has been a regular for the Tottenham first team so far this season, making five appearances in the Premier League, according to WhoScored.

During the 2018-19 campaign, the 29-year-old made 26 appearances in the Premier League and played eight times in the Champions League for Spurs, according to WhoScored.

With Tottenham aiming to challenge for the Premier League title and looking to make an impact in the Champions League, Rose will be an important player for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.


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