According to the Daily Mail’s Craig Hope, Newcastle have won the race for Spurs left-back Danny Rose.
The North-East reporter claims rival clubs competing for his signature have ‘accepted defeat’, with the 29-year-old expected to sign on loan for the rest of the season with a view to join permanently this summer.
Here’s what Hope’s had to say on Twitter in the last few moments, suggesting Rose’s move to St James’ Park is imminent:
“Been reported elsewhere, but I’m told other clubs have now accepted defeat & expect
“Danny Rose to sign for NUFC.
“Rose (Leeds born) prefers move back north.
“Initial loan followed by permanent in summer.”
As Hope states, it seems the fact he prefers a move up north has helped us win the race, with us now expected to beat both Watford and Bournemouth to his signature..
Not only was he born in Leeds, he’s believed to have some family in the north-east – not to forget the fact he lived in the Newcastle area during a loan spell with Sunderland across 2012/13.
The England international hasn’t featured in any of Jose Mourinho’s matchday squads over the past 3 fixtures and his current contract with Tottenham is due to expire next summer.
A potentially brilliant bit of business – but a deal that could be bad news for Jetro Willems if we plan to sign him permanently this summer.