Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho will not block Danny Rose from joining Newcastle United permanently in the summer, according to the Northern Echo.
Rose joined the Magpies on a half-season loan deal in the January window after Toon chiefs agreed to pay £2million, but the agreement struck did not include any options to purchase the England international at the close of the campaign.
Senior Spurs chiefs are believed to be warm to the idea of holding talks regarding a permanent transfer, though, as the 29-year-old is not considered to be a long-term aspect of their plans under Mourinho.
That news will comes as warm relief for Steve Bruce, Managing Director Lee Charnley and Head of Recruitment Steve Nickson, as the trio are said to have unanimously agreed that signing Rose in the summer makes sense.
Bruce has thus far called on the £60,000-per-week left-back to feature in six of our fixtures since joining the club, including starting roles in four of five Premier League games and the FA Cup Fifth Round win over West Bromwich Albion.
Rose may look fondly on life at St. James’ Park for another season given the game time he has received, and that Euro 2020 has been postponed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mourinho had frozen Rose out of the first-team picture in north London upon his arrival, with the Portuguese only favouring the Leeds United product in five games across all competitions and leaving him out of the matchday squad nine times.
The former Manchester United boss is noted by the high-ranking Spurs officials to have long deemed Rose as not having a major part to play in his future plans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, removing a potential stumbling block in any negotiations over a permanent deal.
Toon chiefs will still need to agree on a fee with Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy, though, and he is considered to be the toughest negotiator in football.
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They have also sold flops Kevin Wimmer to Stoke City for £18m and Vincent Janssen to Mexican top-flight side Monterrey for €7m (£6.4m), and would certainly push for as much as possible when it comes to Rose.
Mike Ashley will naturally be reluctant to spend much on a player who turns 30 in July, but Spurs are said to be realistic over what demands are made for a player they want rid of, opening the door further for Charnley to keep the 29-cap international at St. James’ Park.
In other Newcastle United news, a £9k-p/w defender has stated that talks will be needed over his future at St. James’ Park.