Kevin Phillips has dropped a fresh Newcastle United transfer claim involving Danny Rose.
The Lowdown: Tottenham release Rose
Spurs have confirmed that Rose has been released following the expiration of his deal in North London, along with his teammate Paul Gazzaniga.
Should Newcastle sign Rose permanently given the chance?
Given that the left-back played 13 games in total at St. James’ Park while on loan from the Lilywhites in the 2019/20 term (Transfermarkt), Phillips has speculated that Rose could well make a return to the North East.
The Latest: Phillips backs Rose to Newcastle
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Sunderland striker now pundit has claimed that he could see Rose going back to the Tyneside club in the summer transfer window:
“It wouldn’t surprise me if somebody like Newcastle offered him a year.
“I am sure he could still do a job and he will be fit enough I imagine. I think you could get a good couple of seasons out of him because he is not really that old.
“The only question is whether he still has that hunger and desire to play week in, week out in the Premier League. He needs to want to challenge himself again.
“I could see him going to a Newcastle or one of the clubs coming up from the Championship.
“He is still capable of playing in the Premier League though, 100 per cent.”
The Verdict: Newcastle must stay clear
Given that Steve Bruce’s team already have Jamal Lewis and Paul Dummett already on their books, they must stay well clear of signing a left-back coming towards the end of his career and focus their summer spending elsewhere.
Given that he has come from a ‘big six’ club, he is also likely to demand a big wage, as he was earning £62,000-per-week.
This is a lot of money to spend on a player for the Magpies even without an initial transfer fee, especially given that he may not be guaranteed to start given that they already have both Lewis and Dummett.
At 30 years of age, 31 next month, Rose’s best years are behind him, and he is only going to decline from here, meaning that the Toon should stay clear of any attempt to try and sign the Englishman.
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