Danny Rose says he “would love” to go back to Tottenham and play out the remaining year of his contract in north London.
The 29-year-old has been with Tottenham for 13 years but has had several run-ins with the club over contract disputes.
And following the arrival of Jose Mourinho in November, Rose became a bit-part player and was reportedly involved in a heated exchange with the manager after being left out of the Premier League clash at Watford on January 18.
“I am very happy to stay at Tottenham and see my last 10 or 11 months out, I would love to,” Rose told the Second Captains podcast. “There is nothing I want more than to play one more time in front of the fans.
“My last game for Spurs was a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool and at the time I didn’t know that was going to be or could be my last game for Spurs. I want nothing more than to play in front of the Tottenham fans one more time, just to cherish all the moments we have had over the years with them.
“They have always been good to me. I have possibly given them reasons in the past not to be so good to me, but they know when it was game time I gave everything for them. I will continue to do that as long as I am contracted to Tottenham.”
Rose came in for criticism in 2017 for a controversial interview when he made vocal his wish to “play up north” before retiring.
The left-back was also at pains to recommend Tottenham sign “well-known players” going forward, “not players you have to Google and say, ‘Who’s that?’”.
On that interview, Rose added: “It was an expensive conversation but am I supposed to regret what we speak about in the dressing room or what the majority of the fans are thinking? No. I am not going to regret that because that is what the changing room was saying, that is what the majority of fans were saying.
“I don’t regret it, maybe the timing was incorrect because I think it was literally leading up to our first game of the season so it was an unnecessary distraction for the lads, the club, so I fully take that on board. What I said, I said, I got punished for it and we move on.”