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Spurs signee Rose: I’m turning into a southerner!

Danny Rose suggests he is slowly but surely turning from a Yorkshireman into a southerner.

The 26-year-old defender signed a five-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday and insists he plans to remain with the club 'until he is an old man'.

But it hasn't been all smooth sailing for the Doncaster-born full-back who arrived in North London from Leeds United as a youngster back in 2007, and returned to Yorkshire any chance he could get.

"Anything can happen in football but right now, I'm so happy," Rose told the club's official website.

"I'm settled here. I'm slowly turning into a southerner!

"I'll be here until I'm 31 and at the moment, I couldn't wish for anything more than to play for Spurs for the rest of my career.

"It was hard when I first moved down to Essex and Tottenham, I was going home every chance I could.

"I wasn't playing regularly and it's only been the last three or four years where I've felt more settled, more part of the Club and part of the team and I'm loads happier.

"The manager (Mauricio Pochettino) has had a lot to do with that and so has the chairman, to be fair.

"I'm settled, I love living down south and funnily enough, when I get the chance to go back home to Doncaster, I don't go back too much now.

"I would never have thought that when I first moved down here."

Andrew Slevison
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