Newcastle United have reportedly been given the go-ahead from Jose Mourinho to turn Danny Rose’s loan deal into a permanent transfer.
The Northern Echo reports that the Portuguese manager will not stand in the player’s way if they try to turn Rose’s deal into a permanent one in the summer, with the player due to return to Tottenham at the end the season.
It is said that the Magpies’ summer plans have been put on hold while the sporting world waits in anticipation to see when they can resume again. That doesn’t mean they have stopped working, though. Allegedly, Steve Bruce is keeping in regular contact with the Head of Recruitment Steve Nickson and Managing Director Lee Charnley – and it’s said that the three of them have agreed that a permanent transfer for Rose makes sense.
While Rose they say Rose is earning £60,000-per-week, they do not say how much he will cost, though they believe it will not be an “unrealistic transfer fee”.
According to Transfermarkt, the left-back is worth £18m, but given his age and poor form over the past season, it will be hard to see him going for more than that.
Who would you rather have next season?
If this is all true then it also decides the fate for another Newcastle loanee – Jetro Willems.
If these reports are true about Rose, then it makes it pretty clear that the Englishman is first choice – and you can’t really see them buying both players.
Based on this season’s performances, Willems will feel rather hard done by. He has played only 19 games this season for the club and still has the second-highest amount of goal contributions in the whole side with four– two goals and two assists – with only Jonjo Shelvey’s five goals topping that.
Rose, on the other hand, is yet to find his feet and has played 17 Premier League games this season without scoring a goal or creating an assist.