Speaking to the Second Captains podcast, Danny Rose has revealed his wish to stay at Spurs – suggesting a permanent move to Newcastle United is NOT his priority this summer.
The England international spent the second half of last season on Tyneside and was largely average and unconvincing during his loan spell, with many raising concerns about his fitness levels.
He has been linked with a cut-price move to us on a permanent basis, with Bruce openly admitting his eagerness to keep him and it widely reported that he was keen to stay, but his latest comments will hardly have supporters clamouring for him to do so!
Here’s what he’s had to say in full:
“I am very happy to stay at Tottenham and see my last ten or 11 months out, I would love to.
“There is nothing I want more than to play one more time in front of the fans.
“My last game for Spurs was a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool and at the time I didn’t know that was going to be or could be my last game for Spurs.
“I want nothing more than to play in front of the Tottenham fans one more time, just to cherish all the moments we have had over the years with them.
“They have always been good to me, I have possibly given them reasons in the past not to be so good to me, but they know when it was game time I gave everything for them. I will continue to do that as long as I am contracted to Tottenham.”
“I am very relaxed, it is off season now before it all starts again in a few weeks.
“I will just have to wait and see, but for me I would love nothing more than to play for those fans once again.”
His position is one that we are seriously short on going into the new season, with Paul Dummett the only recognised left-back in the squad.
Jetro Willems remains vocal in his support of NUFC on social media, and has endeared himself to the fans following his impressive loan spell at St James’ Park over the first half of the 2019/20 season.
He would be a popular acquisition among Toon fans and could leave Frankfurt on the cheap this summer too.
Time to sack off Rose, who’s clearly got an eye on salvaging his career at Spurs, and go back in for Willems – a younger and hungrier alternative who also looked the better of the two!