Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp has told Sky Sports that he thinks Danny Rose should stay out of Tottenham's transfer business after an explosive interview about his future.
Having also sold right back Kyle Walker to Manchester City, there are now fears that Spurs are slipping behind their Premier League rivals - and left back Danny Rose has shared his honest thoughts on the club's situation.
Rose has told The Sun that he feels underpaid, wants Tottenham to bring in more top class players and win trophies, before also suggesting that he wouldn't be averse to leaving the club this summer, with a move back up north seemingly on the Doncaster-born star's mind.
Rose's comments have sparked a backlash from Spurs fans, who want to see Rose stay with the club, and his former Tottenham boss has now had his say on the matter.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp has admitted he is shocked that Rose has come out with such explosive comments just days before the start of the Premier League season, and believes that transfer matters are none of Rose's business.
Redknapp added that it's tough for Tottenham to add new signings given how strong their starting line-up is, defending Spurs in the face of criticism from fans, pundits and now even Rose for making no signings this summer.
"I'm surprised at Danny," said Redknapp. "Danny is a great lad, an outstanding player, the best left-back in the country in my opinion. I don't know why he's said that really, it's up to the manager and the owners whether they spend money really, and buy players. It's a difficult club to buy players at because their starting XI is so good I don't know if you were trying to sign a player what you would say to him? 'Come to Tottenham', and the player says 'I'm a striker where do you see me playing', and you say 'on the bench really because we've got Harry Kane'. A No 10? 'We've got Dele Alli'."
"I don't know where they can improve the team so all they can do is bring squad players in. When everyone is fit I think they're the best starting XI in the country. Man for man I wouldn't swap them with anyone, that starting XI is a top, top team," he added.
Pundits Stan Collymore and Gary Neville both took to Twitter to offer their reactions, with Collymore suggesting that Spurs have to add new signings or risk having more players push for moves away, with Neville simply stunned that Rose would make such comments having been out of action since January.
Hmm, Danny Rose breaks ranks. My fear about #THFC from last season. Add or players have excuse to bail out.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) August 9, 2017
Very interesting timing too.
WTF is Danny Rose thinking!!— Gary Neville (@GNev2) August 10, 2017
Imagine walking into the training ground having not been fit for months and months . Morning lads!!— Gary Neville (@GNev2) August 10, 2017
What did you think of Rose's comments?