Tottenham star Danny Rose has signed a loan extension to stay at Newcastle United until the end of the season, via The Athletic.
As it stands, this latest development could benefit Ryan Sessegnon in the long run.
Rose only made five appearances for Jose Mourinho before being shipped out to Newcastle on a short-term loan in January. He is due to enter the final 12 months of his current contract with his parent club and Steve Bruce is keen to keep him in Tyneside for the foreseeable future.
The 29-year-old was already training with Bruce’s squad before the news broke ahead of the Premier League’s return later this month. He has impressed the Magpies up until now, making 1.4 tackles per game, completing 1.2 clearances on average, with a pass accuracy rate of 77.7% (WhoScored).
In comparison, Sessegnon has been tipped to achieve greatness over the years, and he has played in a variety of positions all over the pitch so far, as Mourinho has tried to find the perfect fit for the Spurs starlet.
While it is fair to say his debut season has been somewhat subdued, the youngster scored in the 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the group stages of the Champions League. Furthermore, he has made three appearances in the competition overall, registering one assist, taking one shot per game, averaging one key pass and completing one interception on average (WhoScored).
His performances in Europe have earned him plenty of high praise from staff working behind the scenes at Tottenham.
Earlier this year, The Northern Echo revealed Mourinho has made it clear Rose is not a part of his long-term plans, and his future remains uncertain heading into the summer.
Indeed, he is surely well aware he will be below the likes of Ben Davies, Sessegnon and Japhet Tanganga in the pecking order, should he choose to return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
During the coronavirus crisis, Bruce has kept in touch with head of recruitment Steve Nickson and director Lee Charnley, and the Newcastle trio have agreed a permanent deal for Rose makes perfect sense.
If the left-back, who is reportedly best friends with former Arsenal star Danny Welbeck, stays at St James’ Park next season, it is Sessegnon who stands to gain the most as it means one less player to compete with for minutes.
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