Watford are closing in on the signing of Danny Rose as a free agent after he was released by Tottenham Hotspur.

The left-back has been linked with the Hornets on several occasions before in the past and is now on the verge of joining for free.

Reports emerged in The Athletic this afternoon that an agreement has been agreed in principle for the left back to join ahead of next season.

The Watford Observer understands that a deal has not yet been completed, but sources close to the player have confirmed that it is close to being finalised.

Should they manage to get the transfer over the line, it will be Rose's second spell at Vicarage Road, after he made seven appearances for them on loan back in 2009.

Rose has made 214 appearances for Spurs altogether since he joined from Leeds United back in 2007.

He has also had loan spells at Newcastle United, Sunderland and Bristol City.

Watford Observer:

Whether this move spells the end of Ashley Young's proposed move to Watford remains to be seen.

The 35-year-old has been offered a new contract at Inter by new manager Simone Inzaghi, which has thrown his return in doubt.

It is unlikely that the Hornets would sign both Young and Rose.