Danny Rose proved that for all the Chinese millions, players do have a choice to stay in Europe and enhance their reputation.
The 26-year old Tottenham left back, widely adjudged to be the best left back in England reportedly spurned a £285,000 per week offer from Shangai SIPG, managed by former Tottenham manager, Andre Villas-Boas.
Rose has grown in leaps and bounds since Argentine manager, Mauricio Pochettino arrived at White Hart Lane. He grew through the ranks at Tottenham, and has finally established himself at the club after initially struggling with the defensive side of his game, after always being known for his attacking prowess.
Speaking recently, he said as quoted by The Sun:
“I can go to speak to him (Pochettino) about a lot of things. “I am not playing football just for the fun of it. I want to win things. “When I am 34 or 35, I want to look back and see I have won something.
“That is the next step for this team and to do it we have to keep everyone for as long as possible. I am not going to be distracted by anything else.”
Rose, an established England international recently signed a contract extension with Spurs that will last till 2021 is keen to stay at Tottenham and fight for the major trophies. His relationship with Pochettino is said to be excellent, and with the North London team finally mixing it with the big boys at the top end of the table, the Chinese Super League millions will still have to wait till sometime in the future.