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Danny Rose: Why I rejected Chelsea for Spurs

Danny Rose admits he turned down Chelsea as a teenager.

The Tottenham fullback is currently on-loan at Newcastle United.

Before his career had hit the big time, Rose had the chance to join Chelsea as a 15-year-old in the Leeds academy.

"I started at Leeds when I was 11. I came to Tottenham at 16. When I joined Leeds I was pretty raw," he admitted in a social media Q&A.

"I didn't know about one-touch passing. It took me a couple of years to get to grips with everything and by the time I was 14 I was one of the best.

"I could have gone to Chelsea when I was 15, I went to the training ground but I didn't fancy it and I chose Tottenham the year after.

"It was pretty daunting, I was nervous, I needed it.

"You know what 15-year-olds do when they are around their mates all the time. I needed to get away and I am glad I did."

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