According to Sky Sports, Tottenham defender Danny Rose is set to stay at Newcastle United for the rest of the season as talks continue between the two clubs.
Earlier this year, The Northern Echo reported Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is adamant that Rose will not be a part of his future plans and it appears his time in North London is finally coming to an end.
Rose made just five appearances for the Portuguese before leaving Tottenham for Newcastle United on an initial short-term loan until the end of the season. His loan spell is due to finish in June and the Magpies do not have the option to buy the Englishman.
He is set to enter the final 12 months of his contract with his parent club and Newcastle are keen to keep him at St James’ Park.
The 29-year-old is currently training with Steve Bruce’s squad ahead of the Premier League’s return later this month and he is keen to remain in Tyneside.
Although the veteran has fallen out of favour with Mourinho, he is clearly still a top-class player. Indeed, Rose has put in a string of defensive shifts in the Premier League for Bruce’s side, making 1.4 tackles per game, completing 1.2 clearances on average, with a pass accuracy rate of 77.7% (WhoScored).
While the England international has previously voiced his concerns about a summer restart, he has still turned up for work at Darsley Park in anticipation of a busy schedule for the Black and Whites, which is surely an indication he is determined to fight for a place with the Geordies.
Furthermore, it is difficult to imagine him returning to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as he would be below the likes of Ben Davies, Ryan Sessegnon and Japhet Tanganga in the pecking order.
Therefore, it is in the best interests of all parties involved for Rose to remain at Newcastle for the remainder of the season.
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