Tottenham's decision to sign left back Danny Rose to a bumper long-term contract has been bet with mixed reaction on Twitter.
Spurs have awarded a new five-year contract to 24-year-old left back Danny Rose.
The ex Leeds graduate has made 59 appearances for the club since joining from Elland Road as a promising winger. He has also scored 3 goals while in North London, most notably a legendary volley from distance against Arsenal on his full Premier League debut.
Last season was his most productive campaign at White Hart Lane, with Rose making 28 appearances across all competitions. He has also been heavily capped at Under-21 level for England, having featured 29 times.
Mauricio Pochettino was quick to highlight that he saw the club's signing of Welshman Ben Davies from Swansea as a way to put pressure on the former Sunderland loanee, rather than an effort to replace Rose.
“Ben Davies is important for us because he’s good competition for Danny Rose on the left side,” the Argentine told the Spurs website. “He’s a young player but he has good experience in the Premier League.”
The club's decision to award a long term deal to a player often highlighted as a weak link in the Spurs defence last year drew mixed reactions from Tottenham fans on Twitter.
Though some were disappointed at such a decision, others urged the Spurs faithful to get behind a player still young enough to make some serious headway under their new manager.
Below are a selection of some of the more interesting, and amusing ones:
When you see Xabi Alonso and Tottenham trending at the same time... and it turns out we've resigned Danny Rose for 5 years. Kill me now— Ben Skipp (@ben_skipp) July 31, 2014
Are we sure it wasn't a 5 eared blonde cat that Spurs gave Danny Rose? As a leaving present.— GΔLLΟWS HUΜΟUR (@paulgallows) July 31, 2014
What's the hate for danny rose all about, he has competition in Davies now, he either improves or sits on the bench wither way good 4 #thfc— Lee Gallacher (@L_G_85) July 31, 2014
I hope Danny Rose plays to his potential this season and shoves the hateful words of so-called tottenham 'fans' back down their throats.— jim Mc (@jimspur72) July 31, 2014
Good on Danny Rose for training hard he has energy and he is a at em type of player like Poch seems to like. He can still do a job for us— 1882 A Legacy Born.. (@jamiedunne01) July 31, 2014
Danny Rose doesn't deserve to be at spurs like that. I'd have him back at Sunderland any day.— Chris Davis (@C_DavisYCFC) July 31, 2014
a lot of experts out there who feel danny rose isnt worth a new contract..well you arent an expert .. get on with supporting the team #coys— Chris Jones (@chrisjones74) July 31, 2014
Why can't we just give Danny Rose a chance with a decent manager? Yes, he was pants last season but TBF on him, who wasn't? Except for Hugo?— Jo (@Tegan_Jovanka) July 31, 2014