Ex-Spurs man claims he has been left confused by club’s January transfer decision

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham midfielder Michael Brown has revealed that he was left extremely surprised to see Danny Rose join Newcastle United last month.

Rose joined the Magpies on a six-month loan deal after failing to establish himself in the Tottenham side since the arrival of Jose Mourinho in November.

The defender’s form this season has left a lot to be desired and he has looked a shadow of the player he was a couple of years ago.

So, some Spurs fans weren’t too displeased to see the back of the England international.

Since joining Steve Bruce’s side, Rose has revealed that he didn’t feel he got his fair share of opportunities under Mourinho (Independent), an assertion the Portuguese coach was quick to disagree with (Football.London).

Brown feels that Rose still has the ability to get into Tottenham’s team and has said that he doesn’t understand why the full-back joined Newcastle.

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “It looks like a great signing but to me, Danny Rose, I just don’t know why he goes there.

“Without being rude, I don’t know why he goes to Newcastle. He says he’s going to let his contract tick down to then go on loan to Newcastle?

“I know he’s well represented, Mark Rankin who has a base of several full-backs in the Premier League who you’d all know.

“In this Spurs side there was a perfect opportunity for him to play football, with no disrespect to Newcastle, a Spurs side where he should be playing games.”

Spurs Web Opinion

While I would have been more than happy to keep Rose around as a squad option, there was plenty of evidence that he was becoming a disruptive influence in the dressing room and so I believe we made the right call. I expect the club to sell him permanently when the transfer window reopens in the summer.

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