It feels like the worst kept secret in Premier League football, but there’s an update on Danny Rose. The Tottenham left back, currently on loan at Newcastle United, has probably played his last match wearing a Spurs kit, and it sounds as though Danny’s willing to stay Tyneside.
According to the Chronicle, Newcastle manager Steve Bruce (and yes, Bruce still is the manager despite all the takeover talks swirling around the club at present) is ready to upgrade his side for next season by working to make three of his loan signings permanent. That includes Rose, former Tottenham (and current Schalke) midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, and Valentino Lazaro.
Rose had already negotiated a deal with Spurs to stay at Toon until the end of the current season, and is said to want to stay in Newcastle on a permanent deal. The Chronicle says that Newcastle will enter into negotiations with Daniel Levy this summer. Bruce apparently had this to say about Danny:
“We’ve got no problem with Danny Rose. He’s an established England international.”
It’s the right move for all concerned, even as I wipe a tear from the corner of my eye. Of course, Newcastle still has to negotiate with Levy, no matter who the owners are, and who knows where that little enterprise will take any potential deal. But Danny sure seems happy up NORF and I frankly can’t blame him.