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Club wanted to check the Rose wasn't 'crazy' before signing him A club interested in signing Danny Rose last summer wanted to make sure he was not "crazy", the England defender has revealed.

It forms part of the Mental Health Awareness Week and Rose and other footballers such as Peter Crouch, Thierry Henry and Gareth Southgate use the documentary to highlight the importance of talking about men's mental health.

In the wake of his revelation, a club interested in signing him insisted they wanted to meet him to check on his mental state.



The 28-year-old discussed the issue with Football Association president Prince William for the documentary, which airs on Sunday at 10.30pm.

He told the BBC One documentary, 'A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health': "I think there's still a long way to go in football because in the summer I was speaking to another club, and they said, 'The club would like to meet you, just to check that you're not crazy'.

The Tottenham left-back opened up about his struggles with depression in the build up to the 2018 World Cup, an illness which was triggered by a significant knee injury and the death of a close family member.

Because of what I'd said and what I'd been through.
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