The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder are reporting that we are now ‘hopeful’ of extending Danny Rose’s loan spell now the season will extend beyond June 30th – the expiration date of his current deal with the club.
Rose was brought to the club in January and has made six appearances but is set to return to parent club Tottenham at the end of the month.
Ryder also reveals that we paid a £1.8m loan fee for his services, but risk losing him for before both league and cup competitions are completed if a solution isn’t found.
Bruce himself has confirmed his interest in signing the 29-year-old England international on a permanent deal, however this is one of many situations that will have been put on the back burner while a potential takeover looms.
Rose has already split opinion among our fanbase for his comments about his eagerness to play for Leicester City last month, although his comments were likely said in praise for how Brendan Rodgers has transformed the Foxes.
He has also received praise for his efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, for speaking out in support of footballers and donating rations such as Dominos pizza to frontline NHS staff.
Do I think we should sign Rose permanently? I’m undecided. He hasn’t shown enough in the short time we’ve had him and his wages would likely be high, however I do believe he was never fully fit.
Jetro Willems is three years younger and impressed many at both ends of the field, although he would be coming off a severe long-term injury.
A sensible outcome between us and Spurs should be ironed out so that Rose can finish the season where he was originally meant to, as it probably works out best for both parties to have him continue getting minutes at Newcastle.