​The uncertain future of Danny Rose looks to have been settled for now at least, according to ​Football London, as Mauricio Pochettino has highlighted the importance of the left-back to his immediate plans.

The arrival of Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham for an initial £25m had fuelled further questions over Rose's future in north London, and he had looked set to depart after a 12-year stint after being allowed to miss Tottenham's pre-season tour of Asia. The club themselves had confirmed it was for him to explore different career options.

Danny Rose

However, a lack of interest for the English full-back, paired with Spurs' weak squad depth in that area, has left Pochettino with no choice but to keep Rose - who started in the club's 3-1 win against ​Aston Villa last weekend.  

Speaking after the match, Pochettino said: "Danny is, after five years playing with me, he is a very important part of my plan. Of course, Ryan Sessegnon is still so young. Ryan is 19 years old and I think he can be potentially a very good player.

"He doesn’t have that much experience in the Premier League, and was playing like a left winger at Fulham, but maybe Ryan is a little bit behind [Giovani] Lo Celso and [Tanguy] Ndombele in age, they have more experience playing in a top level.

Ryan Sessegnon

"Ryan is injured at the moment and maybe he needs three or four weeks out of the group, and we will see how he adapts."

​Rose was called into action at the weekend due to the injuries of both Sessegnon and Ben Davies. Even when the new arrival from Fulham regains full fitness, a lack of ​Premier League experience makes it unlikely that he will soon become a first-team regular in north London. 

The lack of short-term options for Spurs at left-back is thought to have been the reason why late interest from ​Watford for the England international was waved away.


However, with Davies soon set to return to full fitness and Sessegnon poised to become ​Tottenham's left-back in years to come, Rose's future will once again come into question in upcoming transfer windows.