Tottenham Hotspur have added Danny Rose to their squad for the Audi Cup in Munich which will take place today and tomorrow.
He had been left out of their squad recently as he had been linked with moves to PSG and Juventus.
Newcastle had also been linked with the 29-year-old and he was said to be high on Steve Bruce’s list of transfer targets.
Reports of Danny Rose being a target of Newcastle started a few weeks ago but always seemed dubious to us. He would cost about £20m and has just turned 29 this month.
Recently it was claimed that the player’s wages, which were said to be at £60k/week, were the stumbling block in a deal for Rose.
However, we didn’t think those were outrageous wages for a player of Rose’s stature. There most likely was nothing in the supposed link with Newcastle.
As Salomon Rondon stated yesterday in an interview about his time at Newcastle, the club just don’t buy older players.
— David Coverdale (@dpcoverdale) July 29, 2019
This is what our player of the season said about Newcastle’s transfer policy.
“Maybe a few years ago, Newcastle would have given me a contract.
“But it looks like the owner’s rule is that, ‘Because he’s 29, when I sell I don’t get more money from what I’ve invested in him’.
“I get that because, for the owner, it is a business.
“But I showed to all of them that even though I am 29, I am still scoring goals, I still assist my team-mates, I am still working really hard, I still feel like a young guy.
“I have had 12 years in Europe and no bad injuries, I try to eat properly and I am professional.
“When you hear the comments about my age, those people don’t know about football.”
We think the club would be in a lot better position this season if we did have Rondon up front. But it’s up to the club to replace him adequately which they have failed to do so thus far.