Watford have snapped up Tottenham youngster Danny Rose on loan until the end of the season.

The attacking midfielder had only just turned 17 when he joined Spurs in August 2007 for a fee reported to be around £1million.

The former Leeds man, who can play through the middle or on the wing, has been a regular in Clive Allen’s Reserve team at Tottenham when fit but his development has been hampered by injury.

Brendan Rodgers noticed the 18-year-old when he was still a scholar at Leeds.

The Watford boss said: “He is a highly talented, committed player and is left-sided. He has been on my radar for some time.

“He is highly thought of in this country and at the time I first looked at him he decided to stay at Leeds and then later on, went to Tottenham.

“As a footballer he has got a big talent. He has been out injured for a little while but we have taken him for a look at him with a view to next season as well.

“He has good energy and real intelligence with the ball. Technically he’s a good player but he has commitment and it is very important that players have that.

“I want players you can trust and that are hard-working and he fits the bill.”