Paul Robinson discusses potential Leeds United swoop to re-sign Danny Rose after Tottenham exit

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Paul Robinson is unsure whether Leeds United are eyeing a deal for left-back Danny Rose after it was confirmed he’s been released by Tottenham.

Last week, Spurs confirmed in a statement that Rose, 30, has left the North London club after 14 years on board with them.

Rose joined Tottenham from Leeds in 2007 and went on to make 214 appearances in all competitions before falling out of favour in recent years.

Robinson is sure that whoever signs the 29-time England international will be getting themselves a good left-back but he cannot be certain the Doncaster-born free agent will be going back to Elland Road.

Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “I’d have taken Danny Rose in January last year, I’d have taken him when Leeds were struggling in that position but the manager stuck with [Ezgjan] Alioski and showed faith in him.

“I think Danny Rose has a lot to offer and a lot to prove. He’s been out of football now for a long, long time.

“Whoever gets him next season, they’ll have a good player. He’s an England international.

“Whether he’s a Bielsa-type player or they’re looking at him, we don’t know. But I think whoever Danny Rose signs for they’ll get a good player with a lot to prove.”

Rose didn’t make a single senior appearance this season and hasn’t kicked a ball in anger for the Spurs first-team since November 2020.

He spent the second half of last term at Newcastle but hardly set the place alight.

Leeds are likely to need a new left-back this summer but it remains to be seen whether Rose is someone who Marcelo Bielsa would like.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites want to sign this 35-cap international more than any other club this summer.