According to the Telegraph, Newcastle are considering a loan bid for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose.
This comes from Mike McGrath’s latest piece, which claims Steve Bruce could go back in for the England left-back after losing Dutch defender Jetro Willems for the rest of the season.
The report claims Bruce was keen to sign Rose over the summer and has been made aware of his availability after losing his place in Jose Mourinho’s side – with him failing to even make their matchday squad at Spurs last weekend.
Here’s a snippet from his latest piece for The Telegraph:
Newcastle will consider offering Danny Rose an escape route from Tottenham after losing his place in Jose Mourinho’s team.
Steve Bruce was interested in the England left-back during the summer and has Rose on his radar following Jetro Willems’ season-ending knee injury.
Rose, 29, has only started one Premier League game under Mourinho and was not in the matchday squad to face Watford at the weekend.
Mourinho has shifted Jan Vertonghen from centre-back to left-back and has Ben Davies returning from injury soon, with Ryan Sessegnon as back-up.
The Spurs manager also wants to trim his squad and Rose will be allowed to go if the right offer comes in.
Rose was in England’s squad when they wrapped up their European Championship qualification campaign but Gareth Southgate wants his squad playing regularly in the second half of the season as he looks to make a final decision for the finals in the summer.
Rose has played for Newcastle’s rivals Sunderland during a loan spell earlier in his career and the Doncaster-born defender has previously spoken about being keen to play in the north again, having started his career with Leeds.
Newcastle are likely to look for a loan for the rest of the season as Paul Dummett also faces surgery on a tendon injury.
A permanent move seems unlikely given he’s 29, will be on big wages and won’t come cheap – despite being frozen out at Spurs – but a loan deal until the end of the season could make a lot of sense.
With Willems out for the season and fellow left-sided defender Paul Dummett also ruled out for the remainder of 2019/20, we could do with a short-term fix at left-back.
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