Former Spurs left-back Danny Rose signs for Watford on a free transfer

The 30-year-old left-back, who recently left Tottenham Hotspur after 14 years in North London, will join as a free agent on July 1, signing a two-year deal.

Danny Rose has agreed to a free transfer to the newly promoted club Watford. A product of Leeds United’s youth setup, Rose moved to White Hart Lane in 2007 but made his professional debut for the Hornets nearly two years later, appearing seven times during a loan spell in Hertfordshire towards the end of 2008/09.

He was named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year in both 2015/16 and 2016/17 and played in the 2015 League Cup final as well as the 2019 Champions League final.

Rose has 29 England caps to his name, including five outings as the Three Lions reached the World Cup semi-finals in 2018, and he also represented Team Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.

Watford was promoted from the Championship last season and has been informed that they will begin their campaign at home to Aston Villa.

Due to this development, former England left-back, Ashley Young, now appears unlikely to return to Watford. His entourage is in talks with Aston Villa over a free transfer on a one-year contract with the option of a further 12 months.

Rose moved to Spurs in 2007 and went on to make 241 appearances, being a key player of Mauricio Pochettino’s team that challenged for honours and came close to winning titles many times.

However, the versatile full back found himself out of favour under Jose Mourinho and spent most of the 2019-20 season on loan at Newcastle.

Reflecting on his departure, Rose said on the official Tottenham Hotspur website: “I wish we could have won something together but the club are not far away from that and obviously I wish everybody at the club the best of luck going forward.”

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