Mike McGrath of the Sun is reporting that Danny Rose was Newcastle’s top target at left-back. But that they are likely to be priced out of a move by the player.
The 29-year-old is up for sale by Tottenham for a fee of around £20m. He is said to be on £60k/week and is unwilling to take a pay cut.
In fact, he is more likely to be looking for a pay rise than to take a cut. We actually thought Danny Rose made a lot more than what is reported here.
Danny Rose– never a realistic target
These reports of Newcastle chasing players over 26 are always dubious to us. Danny Rose is approaching 30 and would cost at least £20m.
This would all but rule him out of a move to Mike Ashley’s Newcastle. We always felt that Rose would also want to join a club in the Champions League.
Currently, he is being chased by Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. It seems most likely that he would join a club with those sorts of means.
Newcastle are chasing 20-year-old Stanley N’Soli for the left-back position and have made a bid of £8m. This first bid is likely to be rejected but hopefully, Newcastle can get this one sorted soon.
The player wants to come and he has been tracked by Newcastle since he was a 16-year-old. He would be an excellent addition if Newcastle can get him in.