Mourinho takes subtle dig at Danny Rose as defender nears Serie A move

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has given a subtle dig at Danny Rose for suggesting the English fullback avoids competition by leaving the London club for Serie A club Genoa. The defender has been in talks with the Italians for the past week and Mourinho has hinted that Rose may not feature for Tottenham ever again. He has been left out of Tottenham’s squad for their Premier League opening match against Everton on Sunday.

On the weekly press conference Mourinho said: “If Genoa get Danny Rose, they get a good player. If they get a good player in the last year of his contract, they’re in a privileged position to do a good deal. If Danny Rose goes there, I wish him all the best.” Rose and Genoa are in talks over a multi-year deal and it is expected that an announcement will be made after the weekend.

“It’s one of the things that was very clear from one of the Amazon bits is that Danny is the kind of guy who wants to play all the time. Some players are more adapted to belong to a squad with quality where competition is higher. Other players are only happy if they’re in a club where they play all the time.” Rose already left Tottenham in January on loan to Newcastle United after being dropped by Mourinho.

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