Chimbonda tells Spurs: Cash in on Danny Rose before it’s too late
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As the January transfer window hots up, former Tottenham Hotspur defender, Pascal Chimbonda has urged Spurs to sell Danny Rose this month, before he leaves on a free.
Chimbonda told Gambling.com that he appreciates what the England International has contributed to his former club but believes it would benefit all parties if the full-back moves on, especially as he's previously been so vocal about being unsettled in North London.
"He's done his time at Spurs," the former Spurs right-back said.
"They should sell him otherwise he'll just leave for free. Many times he's said he wants to leave and nothing is going to change that it seems.
"Now it's time to just let him go because keeping him on the books isn't helping anyone out.
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"Spurs have got good options at left-back, they don't need Rose anymore, he's done his time at the club and needs to go elsewhere to start enjoying his football again.
According to Chimbonda, Rose's head has already been turned after a number of his former team-mates left the club for greater riches, which won't be matched by chairman, Daniel Levy.
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"I think it all comes down to money. He's heard what other players earn and he wants the same, but he knows he won't get that at Spurs because they run a tight ship.
"Maybe he genuinely wants to win some trophies and that's why he hopes to get a move to Paris Saint-Germain or somewhere abroad like that, but there doesn't seem to be too many takers."
The Frenchman would hope any potential funds from selling Rose are re-invested to bolster a challenge for silverware and warned Mourinho's current group of players that in years to come, they will be defined by the number of trophies they win during their careers.
Chimbonda was part of the last Spurs team which lifted a trophy and voiced his disappointment that the club hasn't been able to kick on since 2008.
"When we won the League Cup in 2008, we thought that was going to be the start of something big for Tottenham.
"When you finish your playing career, people always ask you 'how many trophies did you win?'
"We felt that taste was enough to go on and inspire more success, but in reality, Spurs haven't actually come close to anything since, other than the Champions League final last season.
"That defeat will have hurt the players, but maybe in time it will make them stronger - look at Liverpool, who lost the 2018 Champions League final and came back to win it the following season."