According to the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, Steve Bruce will ask Mike Ashley to sign Danny Rose on a permanent deal this summer.
The Spurs left-back is on loan until the end of the season, however it seems the Newcastle boss is hoping to extend his stay at St James’ Park.
Lee Ryder states that Bruce will “push for a permanent deal“, with him hoping the 29-year-old can ‘can settle into life on Tyneside in the next few months‘ after the player himself admitted his performances have been below par so far.
At the time of his January arrival, Sky Sports insisted there was NO ‘option to buy’ inserted in the deal, although it’s worth mentioning that he should be available to sign permanently this summer given he appears to have no future at Tottenham under Jose Mourinho.
That said, his age, big salary at Spurs and performances so far this season suggest it’s a deal Mike Ashley may be reluctant to sanction.
Performances may well improve (and they had been gradually prior to the suspension of all games), but the fact he turns 30 this summer and is likely to be on big money at Spurs means it could be a deal that does NOT fit into the club’s tedious transfer policy.
He’s an England international who has real experience playing at the top end of the Premier League and at Champions League level, yet his performances in black and white so far have been far superior to that of Jetro Willems’.
If both were fit, I’d prefer the Dutchman over Danny Rose based on what we’ve seen so far, but the fact Willems has suffered another long-term injury may have altered Steve Bruce’s thinking.