A real coup for Newcastle United who today confirmed the capture of Danny Rose on loan from Spurts until the end of the season.
As recently as last season Rose was seen as one of, if not the, first choice left backs in the county. But after losing some form and his regular place at his club there were also rumblings of a fall out with new Tottenham boss Mourinho.
With 12 games in the Premier League and 4 games in the Champions League this season, something certainly wasn’t going well at his parent club.
At 29 Rose still has plenty to give, and with Willems and Dummett out for the season United were desperate for a replacement. So to get one of this calibre is a real boost.
The deal is also believed not to have any buy out clauses in it, which is also strange given by the end of the season Danny will only have 12 months left on his contract.
After completing his move, Rose said ‘It’s a great honour for me to be here, it’s really exciting that I can come here and have the change to play in from of the Newcastle fans’.
Rose has, like a few players at Newcastle now, played for that lot down the road. There seems less stigma than ever attached to this however. And the England International, capped 29 times for his county, should make a real impact at St James Park, starting this weekend against Norwich.
As for Bruce, he said of his new signing ‘It’s been clear that we’ve needed some help in the left-back position, so we’re absolutely delighted to get a player of Danny’s calibre through the door’.