According to the Sun’s Alan Nixon, PSG will send scouts to watch Danny Rose at St James’ Park between now and the end of the season.
He claims the French giants were lining up a move for Rose when they feared their left-back Layvin Kurzawa would leave last month.
With Kurzawa expected to move on this summer, Nixon claims they’ll be watching Rose closely – and could make a bid to sign him permanently if he impressed during his time on Tyneside.
Here’s a snippet from his latest piece for the Sun, suggesting we could face stiff competition for the England international this summer:
DANNY ROSE will be watched by French giants Paris St Germain when he turns out for Newcastle.
Tottenham’s exiled left-back, 29, is playing for his next move during his loan spell with the Toon and PSG are hot on his trail.
And with a spell in the shop window Rose is keen to prove he can still be a top-flight operator.
PSG were keen to take the England international during the window when they feared French cap Layvin Kurzawa was leaving.
Both Juventus and Arsenal want Kurzawa and are likely to return for him this summer when it will be easier to do a deal.
This would leave PSG needing a left-back and Rose will be top of their watchlist as he comes out of the shadows at Spurs.
The Mail’s Craig Hope claimed we had an obligation to buy Danny Rose at the end of his loan, meaning he would officially be a Newcastle United this summer no matter what, but these claims were denied by Sky Sports – with Keith Downie insisting it’s a straight loan.
Both this report (claiming interest from PSG) and Steve Bruce’s comments also suggest the current agreement is just a loan, with the NUFC boss saying a potential permanent deal is something he’d revisit at the end of the season should he impress.
No matter what happens this summer, let’s hope he can come in and do a good job for us between now and mid May.
Regardless of where he ends up, I think it’s safe to say we’ve done very well to get a player of his calibre in as Jetro WIllems’ short-term replacement.