According to the Evening Standard, Newcastle are set to offer Danny Rose an escape route from Tottenham this month.
The Telegraph credited us with an interest in the England international yesterday, and that’s now been backed up by the Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick, who claims we’re on the look out for a new left-back after Willems and Dummett suffered season-ending injuries.
He also claims that Rose could leave at a cut-price fee this month – something that’s believed to have given us ‘encouragement’ over a potential deal.
Rose has previously stated his desire to play in the north-east again – with him enjoying an impressive Spell with Sunderland across 2012/13 – and looks likely to leave after being axed from Jose Mourinho’s squad this month.
Here’s what the Evening Standard have had to say about our interest this morning, suggesting we’re ready to make a move:
Newcastle United are ready to offer Danny Rose a route out of Tottenham this month after he fell out of favour under Jose Mourinho.
The Magpies are among the clubs interested in Rose, who was left out of the squad for a third consecutive match in last night’s 2-1 win over Norwich.
Newcastle are facing a crisis at left-back, with both Jetro Willems and Paul Dummett sidelined for the rest of the season, and they have been given encouragement by Spurs that Rose can leave for a nominal fee.
Rose has previously said he wants to play in the north of England again before he retires.
He could be a shrewd signing on loan until the end of the season, although the Evening Standard suggest we’ve been encouraged by the fact he could leave at a cut-price fee.
That said, would Mike Ashley entertain a permanent deal for a player who turns 30 this summer and will more than likely demand big wages?
A loan deal until the end of the season and a permanent move for Jetro Willems in a few months time could be an option?
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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.