Tottenham loanee to stay at the Stadium of Light.
Defender Danny Rose will remain on loan at Sunderland for the remainder of the season after Tottenham decided against invoking a clause to recall him to White Hart Lane.
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England under-21 international Rose signed a season-long loan deal in August, but Tottenham had the power to recall him to the club. That decision had to be made by January 17 and he will now stay on Wearside until May.
Rose has impressed in his left-back role at Sunderland this season prior to being sidelined with a hamstring injury, playing 18 times in a red and white shirt.
“The loan deal contained an option for Spurs to recall Danny this month, but they had to exercise that option by January 17,” Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill told the Sunderland Echo. “I’m pleased to say that they haven’t done so, so he will be with us for the rest of the season and that is really good news.”
Sunderland are keen to sign Rose on a permanent deal in the summer and Tottenham’s recent capture of left-back Zeki Fryers for £3million from Standard Liege may boost that. Tottenham also have Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Kyle Naughton as options in the same full-back position.