Steve Bruce seems adamant he wants to buy Danny Rose in the summer, and we had an article out recently saying Tottenham would not stand in Newcastle’s way, and would only ask for a reasonable fee,
We don’t know what reasonable means but it should be small because the England International has only one year left on this Spurs contract this summer.
But Newcastle will pay nowhere near the £20M Spurs were asking in January, but we may be willing to pay half of that.
But Newcastle fans have not been convinced that he would necessarily b a good buy.
Danny himself has said we have not seen the best of him at Newcastle, and the 29-year-old seems very keen to join what he called a big club when he joined the Magpies on loan in January.
This is what Bruce has told the Chronicle: about Danny Rose (shown above)
“He is an established quality player.”
“We managed to get him through the door and he will be great for the next three months. And hopefully longer after that.”
“He is a great thinker to have in the dressing room.”
“When he walked through the door gave everybody a lift.” “That is what a really good player does.”
“Listen, Danny Rose is a stick on.”
“He is what you call stick on quality. He was England’s left-back only last November.”
“I am delighted with him. That is the quality we brought in and that is the quality we aspire to. That is what we need.”
In our poll, only 9% prefer him to Jetro Willems at left-back, and 52% prefer the 25-year-old Dutchman.
Which On Loan Left Back Should Newcastle Pursue This Summer?
- Jetro Willems (52%, 600 )
- Both (28%, 318 )
- Neither (12%, 137 )
- Danny Rose (8%, 95 )
Total Voters: 1,150
We already have Paul Dummett at left-back, and he should be back from injury in the summer – so we probably only need one new left-back/wing-back brought in this summer.
It appears that Jetro will not be fit until later this year.
We wouldn’t be too surprised if Bruce signs Rose this summer, and then signs Willems once he’s fully fit.
But that would be overdoing it a bit on the left side of the defense.
And we must use the money this summer – however much that will now be – to sign two good strikers who can convert those chances we are creating.