Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, is in favour of Danny Rose joining Genoa. ‘If he goes to Serie A, I think it’ll be very good for him.’
The 30-year-old left-back had also been linked with Cagliari after his loan spell at Newcastle United, but the latest Sky Sport Italia reports point him towards Genoa.
“If Genoa gets Danny Rose, I think they get a good player,” said Mourinho in a press conference.
“If they get a good player in the last year of his contract, I think they’re in a privilege position to do a good deal for them. And if Danny Rose goes there, I wish him all the best.
“Some players are more adapted to a belong to a squad with lots of quality where the competition is higher. Other players are only happy if they’re in a club where they play all the time.
“It’s very difficult for him to stay here with us when for me it’s clear that Ben Davies is such a solid left-back, Ryan Sessesgnon is an investment by the club, an emerging player that we want to improve.
“So it’s very difficult for Danny to stay with us this season. If he goes to Serie A and Genoa I think it’ll be very good for him.”
Genoa are the oldest club in Italy, but only narrowly avoided relegation on the final day for two seasons running.
They are now under new coach Rolando Maran, who could give Rose a new lease of life in his first experience outside England.
“The club knows I’m more than happy with the players I have in the left-back position and that I would be happy for Danny to leave and if he would leave to a big club,” concluded Mourinho.