The Telegraph is reporting that Newcastle are considering a loan move for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose.
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) January 21, 2020
The 29-year-old was considered an unlikely target in the summer when it seemed like he was destined for a move. However, the England international stayed with Spurs but has found little playing time since Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November.
Since Mourinho took over, Rose has just 1 Premier League start and not made the matchday squad on five occasions. There have also been recent reports of a brewing problem between Danny and the Spurs manager, though Mourinho has refuted reports of a bust-up with his left-back.
— Express Sport (@DExpress_Sport) January 21, 2020
A player falling out of favor with his club could again work to Steve Bruce’s and Newcastle’s benefit. The club has just signed former Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb on loan with an option to buy.
Bentaleb had not featured for Schalke since last April and been banished to the reserves this season. Newcastle were able to use Schalke’s desperation to offload the 25-year-old to their advantage and get an excellent deal for Bentaleb.
Maybe, Newcastle can work that angle once again and bring in Danny Rose, who is a quality left-back. We doubt it would be anything more than a loan until the end of the season, with Rose being 29.
However, he would definitely provide Bruce an experienced option at a position we are now lacking in with Jetro Willems and Paul Dummett out for the season. Rose could also welcome the move to get increased game time with the European Championships looming this summer.