Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Danny Rose is a 'very important player' for him.
According to The Sun, the Tottenham left-back had even arrived at the Hornets' training ground to complete the move.
Pochettino had previously left Rose out of his pre-season tour last week and the writing seemed on the wall for the former Leeds defender.
But speaking ahead of Saturday's visit of Aston Villa in their Premier League opener, the Argentine managed, who signed left-back Ryan Sessegnon on deadline day, confirmed that Rose had a role to play yet.
He told Football London: "Danny is, after five years playing with me, he is a very important part of my plan."
Rose, who joined the club a decade ago, is a very popular player among Lilywhites fan, some of whom rejoiced over what Pochettino has confirmed:
This is the best news of the window— future is lilywhite (@Ur_spurs_news) August 9, 2019
Our longest serving player. YES DANNY love the guy— Charlotte (@Charpercy84) August 9, 2019
LOVELY— ᴀʟᴇx (@_10Kane) August 9, 2019
Always considered him as such , never understood why he would want to go or us let him— Kate Carter (@KateCar50253655) August 9, 2019
Dannnnnny, Dannnnnnny Rose— TheresonlyoneEmmaM (@TheresonlyoneEm) August 9, 2019
As good as a signing.— The Mindful Falconer (@Foggzzz) August 9, 2019
Best news possible. Cares more about the team than any other player!— Richard Allen (@RichSpurs1882) August 9, 2019
Great news! Any information as to why we seem so happy to get rid of him?— Wayne Ryan (@Bombsie21) August 9, 2019
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