Newcastle loanee Danny Rose is available on a permanent deal for the cut-price fee of just £5m this summer, according to Football Insider.
Rose’s contract with Tottenham is due to expire next summer and with the current economic climate in football, the North London club are keen to move him out this year.
Rose has made just five appearances so far for the club and each one has been as average as the last. He’s not really managed to immerse himself with the fans and quite irritated a lot of us a few weeks back when he declared he’d like to play for Leicester.
Even at £5m, he’ll need to seriously improve for the rest of the season to get the fans on board with the idea of bringing him back to the club this summer.
The alternative is Jetro Willems – who has been on loan at Newcastle all season but was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign when he picked up a knee injury against Chelsea in January.
His performances were great, his personality off the pitch shone through and he has a serious desire to become a Newcastle United player – as he has stated on social media on numerous occasions.
His loan is due to expire at the end of this month and Newcastle have the option to make it permanent for a fee reportedly in the region on £7m – £2m more than we can apparently get Rose for.
Willems is also younger and will be able to play his part for the club for at least quite a few years at 26. Meanwhile, Danny Rose is about to turn 30 and is very much over the hill ability-wise.
To add insult to an already fairly injured cause, Rose turned up to training ahead of the restart out of shape. Pictures of him from last week’s friendly with Middlesbrough showed an overweight player who doesn’t seem to care too much about the team he’s representing…
I think, from what I’ve said, you can guess which of the two I’d rather we signed. Who would you go for? Leave a comment below.