If you believe the news in last Sunday’s People, then Newcastle are interested in Tottenham’s Danny Rose.
Danny Rose – 21 year-old left sided player
The 21 year-old Doncaster-born England U21 left sided player has played only a handful of times for Spurs, and has gained experience out on loan at Watford (7 appearances), Peterborough (6 appearances) and Bristol (17 appearances) over the last few seasons.
Danny joined the Leeds Youth Academy back in 2005, and joined Tottenham in July of 2007, for a reported transfer fee of around £1M.
Danny stands 5’8″ tall and can play at left back or out on the left wing, but he has seen precious little first team play at Spurs.
And that’s because Benoit Assou-Ekotto is the first choice left back and has been playing very well for a couple of seasons, and of course a certain Gareth Bale is the first choice left winger for Spurs, and is one of the best players in the Premier League.
Newcastle need to bring in a left foooted left back this summer, with the favorite seeming to be Erik Pieters of PSV, but Newcastle are always interested in younger players who are still to reach their peak, and they could well be interested in Danny Rose.
Danny has played for all the England Youth sides and has 21 caps at the England U21 level with 3 goals, and he has made around 8 appearances for Spurs with one super goal against Arsenal last year on his Premier League debut.
Rose is a very good young player, but if Newcastle are really interested, it will depend on how much Tottenham want for the youngster, and whether they will sell.
Perhaps if they are to sell Gareth Bale in the summer, they would want to hold onto Danny Rose.
In the past, Tottenham have asked ridiculously high fees for their players, and it could be that Newcastle could get a much better bargain elsewhere.
What do you think?