Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose rejected a lucrative offer from Shanghai SIPG to stay at White Hart Lane, as per reports.
The Sun have reported that Danny Rose was offered a lucrative £14.5 million-a-year deal by Shanghai SIPG to leave Tottenham Hotspur. However, the English defender rejected the overtures from the Chinese Super League club to stay at White Hart Lane.
Danny Rose has come a long way since scoring ‘that thunderous volley’ against Arsenal in his league debut for Tottenham Hotspur in 2010. Since then, he has progressed incredibly well in his career to establish himself as an asset for Spurs as well as England.
The appointment of Mauricio Pochettino has only taken Rose’s career to the next level, with Rose adding defensive solidity and strength to the excitement and pace he brings in his attacking pursuits, thus becoming a complete package for the Tottenham boss.
This season Rose has appeared 18 times in the Premier League, scoring twice while providing 3 assists. He has also struck a superb partnership with Jan Vertonghen on the left side of the Spurs defence, and has been fundamental to the Lilywhites boasting of the best defensive record in the Premier League.
His exploits under Pochettino saw Rose being linked with Manchester United and Manchester City last month, with the city rivals eager to bolster the full-back position.
Jose Mourinho is trying to fill the few gaping holes in his Manchester United squad, and left-back has been one position that has been surrounded with uncertainty, with Luke Shaw battling poor form and injuries and his backup options Darmian and Daley Blind failing to make much of an impression.
Manchester City, meanwhile, are eyeing several defensive reinforcements in the summer. Chief among these is the left-back position, with the current incumbents Aleksandar Kolarov and Gael Clichy showing signs of age catching up with them.
According to the report, Shanghai SIPG were keen on Rose as well, and were prepared to offer a staggering £285,000-a-week in wages after tax. That amount easily dwarfs the wages he is earning after signing a new five-year deal with Tottenham, but Rose was unmoved by the money on offer.
Tottenham face a crucial last three months of the season, as they continue to compete in the Europa League, FA Cup and Premier League, and Rose’s commitment to Pochettino’s project will give the Spurs boss a lot of confidence heading into the immediate and distant future.