Ex-Leeds United defender Danny Rose upset at Tottenham transfer policies and keen on move back north

Former Leeds United 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.

Danny Rose excelled as a youth player at Leeds United before leaving for Spurs in 2007
Danny Rose excelled as a youth player at Leeds United before leaving for Spurs in 2007

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, Manchester City 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.

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Rose, who joins Spurs from Leeds as a 16-year-old ten years ago, stressed he was not looking to leave just yet, but would discuss a potential move with the club if an offer came in.

Danny Rose says he wants to move back north at some point in his career

"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 has been named in the PFA Team of the Season for the past two years

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.

He 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."

Danny Rose says he wants to move back north at some point in his career
Rose has been named in the PFA Team of the Season for the past two years