Bent identifies potential ‘stumbling block’ that could prevent Spurs man from being sold

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Dom Le Roy

Darren Bent has claimed that Danny Rose’s wages might be a stumbling block for Newcastle United in their efforts to sign him on a permanent basis this summer.

Rose has been in poor form since the start of the campaign and failed to get a consistent run in the Tottenham side under both Piochettino and Mourinho.

There were even reports of a bust-up on the training ground between Danny Rose and the Special One (Daily Mail).

It thus came as little surprise when he left Spurs to join Newcastle on loan during the January transfer window.

The long-serving left-back has now been backed to leave North London permanently when the transfer market re-opens in the summer (Football.London).

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has admitted that he would like to bring the 29-year-old to St. James’ Park permanently, but Bent believes it will be difficult for Newcastle to afford his wages.

Speaking to Football Insider, the former England striker said: “I think the wage thing will probably be the issue, the stumbling block.

“You have to think, because of the wages, the size of the two clubs, you’d probably have to say that is the difficult one, the difficulty for Newcastle.”

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Danny Rose is actually one of our lowest-paid players in the first team. His current deal with Tottenham is worth only around £60,000 a week (according to Spotrac). So, I don’t think that will be much of a problem for Newcastle. However, we have to wait and see how the economic downturn due to the coronavirus tragedy affects different clubs’ finances.

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