“He’d like to get back home” – Pundit backs Spurs defender to make switch

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton believes that a return to Leeds United would be the ideal move for Danny Rose this summer.

Rose has proven during his loan spell at Newcastle United that he still has plenty of football left in him.

Steve Bruce has already admitted that he would like to sign the defender permanently ahead of the new campaign (Chronicle Live).

Spurs are reportedly willing to sell the left-back, who has a year left to run on his contract in North London, for around £5million.

Leeds United are also said to be interested in snapping up the England international as they get set to embark on their first Premier League season since their relegation in 2004 (Mail on Sunday- 2/8/20, page 151)

Hutton believes that a move back to Elland Road would help bring the best out of the defender ahead of the Euros next summer.

When asked about Leeds’ rumoured interest in Rose, the Scotsman told Football Insider: “He’s still got plenty of life in him, he’s a very homeboy – he likes to be back home – so I think it would be a move that he would really enjoy, he’d like to get back home.

“Massive club, massive team with a player that’s desperate to hold onto his England career so he’ll want to do well.

“I think that’s what you need as a new team coming up to the Premier League, you need that quality, players that know the league. I think he’d be a great addition for them.”

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I can certainly see Rose being enthusiastic about returning to Leeds given that he has admitted to being homesick. With Newcastle United’s proposed takeover falling through, the club could become quite toxic if they do not start well next season, given how unpopular both Steve Bruce and Mike Ashley are in the North East.

Leeds seem like a club who now have a feel-good factor about them and are heading in the right direction under Marcelo Bielsa. So, even from a footballing sense, a move to Elland Road could be more appealing to Rose, despite the Magpies being the more established Premier League side.

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