Former Sunderland defender Rose in Tottenham’s future plans

Danny Rose.
Danny Rose.

ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS has confirmed Danny Rose will be part of his plans at Tottenham Hotspur next season, reports Chris Young in Hong Kong.

Sunderland had been hopeful of signing Rose on a permanent transfer this summer after last season’s hugely successful loan spell at the Stadium of Light.

Left-back Rose was voted the club’s Young Player of the Year after impressing in 27 Premier League appearances for the Black Cats, and both former Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill and successor Paolo Di Canio wanted to keep the England Under-21 international on Wearside.

But Spurs boss Villa-Boas says that after seeing Rose blossom with Sunderland, the 23-year-old will be part of the first-team set-up at White Hart Lane for the upcoming campaign.

Villa-Boas said today: “He had an excellent season last year.

“He is one of those players that we want for our future.

“It is one of those cases where a loan has worked out extremely well for him and he will definitely be part of our squad this season.

“Credit to him for making that loan work and the reward is to be involved at Tottenham and hopefully he will have a great future ahead of him.”

Meanwhile, Villas-Boas confirmed that Spurs winger Gareth Bale will not be involved in tomorrow’s Barclays Asia Trophy clash against Sunderland after suffering a knock in training.