MOT View: Blow for Leeds as PL star says he will run his current contract down
Leeds United look set to miss out on a potentially lucrative payout after Danny Rose said that he was intent on running his contract down at Tottenham.
Rose came up through the youth ranks at Leeds before moving to Tottenham way back in 2007 for a fee of around £1m.
According to then-Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay, Leeds negotiated a sell-on clause which equates to 10% of any profit that Tottenham would make on the player.
@leeds09 yes, there is a sell-on clause. 10% of all profit – which will be a tidy sum. Went to Spurs for just over £1m.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) August 5, 2015
It was looking like they would cash-in over the summer after Rose was left out of Spurs’ pre-season tour of Singapore and Shanghai “to explore prospective opportunities with other clubs” with Spurs valuing him at £25m.
That would have netted Leeds around £2.4m.
However, Rose stayed at Tottenham and now he’s come out and said that he will run his contract down and leave as a free agent in June 2021.
Talking in the Evening Standard, from the England camp, Rose said, “It’s pretty obvious what happened [in the summer]. People upstairs at Tottenham were trying to do what they were trying to do. I’ve said [to them] I’ve got 18 months left on my contract and I’m not going anywhere until my contract has finished.
“In January, you’re probably going to hear something [about my future]. I’m telling you right now that I’m not going anywhere until my contract is finished.
“My contract is up in 18 months’ time and I’ll leave the football club then.”
Rose has a history of giving outspoken interviews. He fell out with Tottenham after talking to the Sun in the summer of 2017 when he hinted he would move back up north.
His latest interview isn’t likely to improve his relationship with the Tottenham hierarchy and the intent behind it is unclear, apart from asserting control over his current situation.
If an offer came in worth more than he’s getting at Tottenham, for a club he wants to play at, then we’ve no doubt he would move.
However, as it stands, the lucrative payout that Leeds would have been hoping to get when Rose made it at Tottenham is looking further away than ever.