Pundit claims Newcastle could make a move for forgotten Spurs man

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Kevin Phillips believes that Danny Rose still has a couple of years left in him at the top level and stated that he expects a club like Newcastle to offer him a new contract.

Tottenham confirmed last week that Rose would be leaving the club after 14 years once his contract ran out.

It was not the manner in which the left-back would have hoped to end his association with the club where he has been a loyal servant over the years.

The experienced left-back’s falling out with Jose Mourinho turned out to be the final straw for his Spurs career, with the 30-year-old not even being named in the club’s Premier League squad last season.

The England international has not played competitive top-flight football since the end of his loan spell at Newcastle last season and Phillips claimed that he can see Rose returning to St James’ Park next season.

The pundit insisted that he expects a Premier League club to take a punt on the departed Spurs star by offering him a short-term term deal.

When asked about Rose’s future, the former Sunderland striker told Football Insider: “It wouldn’t surprise me if somebody like Newcastle offered him a year.

“I am sure he could still do a job and he will be fit enough I imagine. I think you could get a good couple of seasons out of him because he is not really that old.

“The only question is whether he still has that hunger and desire to play week in, week out in the Premier League. He needs to want to challenge himself again.

“I could see him going to a Newcastle or one of the clubs coming up from the Championship. He is still capable of playing in the Premier League though, 100 per cent.”

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