Reports emerged last week that Steve Bruce would push to keep Danny Rose at Newcastle beyond his loan spell this year. The reports also claimed that Tottenham would be very willing to part with the left back for a nominal fee as he’ll have just one year remaining on his contract this summer.
Steve Bruce also made some very intriguing comments about Danny around the same time the reports came to light. This is what Newcastle’s head coach had to say about his loan signing:
“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.”
Sounds like Danny has a big fan in his new coach. However, Newcastle fans remain unconvinced by Rose as a permanent signing. A recent poll we conducted shows that not too many fans want him brought back after this season.
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
To be fair to Danny, he had played very little football in the months preceding his loan in January. In fact, he played just 100 minutes over 3 appearances since the end of October for Tottenham.
It has taken him some time to regain his fitness and match sharpness. Danny said as much in an interview just before this season was suspended:
“I feel as if I started ok in the first game against Arsenal. Obviously, I am over the moon I am playing every week.
“But if I am honest and critical of myself, I am not playing at the level I want to be in terms of getting up and down the pitch and getting tight to my man.
“It has been a difficult few months with not playing at Tottenham. I am just sort of getting in the groove again and game by game I feel better.
“I hope it’ll be before too long that I’ll be giving 8, 9, 10 performances.”
Unfortunately for Danny, he may now not get the chance to show his full potential to Magpie fans. However, Newcastle could opt to bring Danny in permanently or maybe on another loan if this season is not able to be completed.
Former Tottenham and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson reckons that Rose will end up at Newcastle. The Chronicle have published some comments Robinson made recently about Danny moving to Tyneside on a permanent basis:
“I can see Danny Rose signing permanently. It is a move away from Spurs like he wants. In all fairness to him, when he moved there was a European Championship to aim for, and he was way behind Ben Chilwell in the pecking order.
“Newcastle is a great club to play for – the supporters, the stadium and a manager in Steve Bruce that Danny Rose will respond to.
“His honesty and the way he comes across in interviews can often be taken wrong, but I find it refreshing. He said at the end of his contract he wanted to leave Spurs, and if you are fully committed and still perform, there is nothing wrong with that.
“Steve Bruce and Rose are a good fit, and if he continues to do well, I can see it being made permanent.”
With the European Championships delayed until next summer, Newcastle could use that to their advantage once again by extending some of their loanees a further year or bringing them in permanently.
All three winter signings – Nabil Bentaleb, Valentino Lazaro, and Danny Rose – joined Newcastle for game time with Lazaro and Rose hoping to impress for the European Championships.
Many players will find themselves in the same boat come next year and maybe Newcastle can once again take advantage.
While we are unconvinced of Rose as a permanent signing, we do hope that Valentino Lazaro’s purchase option is triggered. The Austrian has fit in seamlessly with his teammates and can be a force on the right wing in the years ahead.