According to Football Insider, Danny Rose could secure a surprise return to the North-East in the coming days – this time via Middlesbrough!
The former NUFC loanee was tipped to join Porto on deadline day and also ‘held talks’ with Genoa over the summer, but no move materialised, leaving him stuck at Spurs and surplus to requirements.
Now, an ‘exclusive’ from Football Insider claims Neil Warnock’s Boro are set to make an ambitious loan bid for the 30-year-old – and they report that he could be open to dropping down a division in a bid to gain some regular first-team football.
The left-back looked set to be pursued by Steve Bruce just a few months ago – despite a relatively uninspiring stint at St James’ Park – however we ended up bringing in Norwich City star Jamal Lewis instead.
A move to Middlesbrough, who are currently 10th in the Championship table, would show just how much his career has gone downhill in recent years, but hats off to him if he does drop down a division for regular minutes.
After all, many players would just sit on the sidelines at Spurs and happily pick up their money each week (something a few outcasts at Newcastle seem guilty of, without naming names!)
One thing’s for sure, however – it feels like we did the right thing not pursuing a permanent deal.