Danny Rose Apologises for 'Ill-Judged' Comments About Tottenham

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistAugust 11, 2017

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadium of Light on January 31, 2017 in Sunderland, England.  (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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Tottenham Hotspur full-back Danny Rose has issued an apology to the club following "iil-judged" comments he made in a newspaper interview about signings and his future in north London. 

The England international issued a statement in which he acknowledged the poor timing of his remarks, coming as they did just days before the new Premier League season, per Base Soccer Agency:

In an interview with The Sun's Dave Kidd, Rose called on Spurs—who have yet to make a signing this summer—to snap up "two or three [...] well-known players" before the transfer window shuts.

The 27-year-old Doncaster-born left-back also talked of his ambition to "play up north" and "get paid what I think I am worth."

Rose's comments prompted a number of reports linking him with a departure from Spurs, with Manchester United and Chelsea heavily linked, while he was fined two weeks' wages by the club, per Tom Collomosse in the Evening Standard.

However, his latest statement is an attempt to clear the air and reduces the likelihood of Rose departing Spurs before the end of August.