Manchester City target feels current club ‘can only do so much’ to retain stars

Reported Manchester City target and Tottenham left-back Danny Rose left his immediate future open for debate after delivering some cryptic messages in an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live on Friday afternoon.

Prior to his season-ending injury, it was widely reported that City manager Pep Guardiola would target Rose and teammate Kyle Walker to revitalise the energy in the full-backs positions at the Etihad.

While a deal for Walker looks increasingly likely for City, rumours linking Rose with a similar move have been few and far between in recent weeks and, given his long-term injury, a move in the summer appeared unlikely. However, Rose appeared to cast doubts over the future of himself and his teammates at White Hart Lane, saying that the club ‘can only do so much’ to retain the services of certain players.

“I think the club can only do so much. I think a lot of it has got to be down to the individual” said Rose. The England international cited Harry Kane as an exception to the rule and that he expected the 2016/17 Golden Boot winner to remain at Tottenham for the remainder of his career, but did not mention any other players.

Rose also said, “I also think it depends on what stage of his career the individual is at. He might feel that he’s done enough at Tottenham and might fancy a change.” Who Rose is talking about, of course, is left open to interpretation but the fact that he did not use himself as an example of someone who will remain at the club suggests that his future may be unresolved.

Here’s a short video of Rose discussing his future and you can decide for yourself what the quotes mean:

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