Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has opened up on the situation around defender Danny Rose after the defender failed to secure a move away from the club, despite being linked with a return to Newcastle.
Rose spent the second half of last season on loan at St James’ Park, with the defender going onto make 11 Premier League appearances for Steve Bruce’s side during the second half of the campaign. The 30-year-old was hoping the move away from Tottenham could facilitate a return to form and put him back into the England fold, per Chronicle Live.
Newcastle opted for younger alternative in the summer
The Magpies had been linked with a permanent move for Rose at the start of the summer. The left-back had reportedly been keen on re-joining Bruce’s side, per the Daily Star. It was also thought that Newcastle were wanting to prioritise making a move for the 30-year-old in the early stages of the window.
However, Newcastle eventually decided against bringing in the defender, whose current Tottenham deal, worth around £60,000-a-week, expires next summer (Spotrac). The Magpies, in the end, opted to move for a more-younger player in the left-back position, per The Evening Standard. That saw Jamal Lewis arrive in a £15 million move from Norwich City.
Speaking in his press conference on Wednesday, Mourinho outlined how he felt that Rose would be set to secure himself a permanent move away from the club in the summer after leaving for Newcastle in January. While he also said the responsibility for his situation rests with his agent and himself.
He said: “Danny is not part of our squad. Danny wanted very, very much to leave in the January window last season. Why? Because he wanted to play and play and play.
“Then he went to Newcastle and I immediately had the feeling of being a player of his dimension that, thinking about Euros, I thought our future would be Davies and Sessegnon.
“Then we had the possibility to get Reguilon and I thought that would be a good opportunity for Ryan to get game time and develop.
“With Danny, the players and agents make the market. If the agent didn’t find a solution for Danny to move then it’s a question you have to ask him.”
Danny Rose left in wilderness after failing to fully convince Bruce
When Newcastle signed Rose in January, it looked like a coup for the Magpies. Bruce, having worked with the defender before during a successful loan spell at Sunderland, knew how to get the best from him. However, the defender did not really standout averaging just 0.8 interceptions and 1.8 clearances per game across the entirety of last term (Sofascore).
Given the defender’s decline over the last few years, Newcastle decided to bring in a player with more potential for the future in Lewis. That decision looks has been vindicated both by the Northern Ireland international’s early promise and the fact that no other club came in for Rose. It is a shame to see a player once labelled as ‘fantastic’ by Harry Redknapp suffer a decline of this nature.
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