Report: Premier League rival could still move to sign Spurs defender this summer

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Dom Le Roy

The Telegraph have claimed that Newcastle United may still make a move for Danny Rose before the transfer window shuts.

The 30-year-old was loaned out to Newcastle United in January and gave a fairly good account of himself at St James’ Park, with Steve Bruce admitting last season that he would like to sign him permanently.

However, The Northern Echo revealed earlier this week that Newcastle had decided against a move for Rose since the deal did not represent good value for money and chose to pursue Norwich City’s Jamal Lewis instead.

The Telegraph now claims that, despite sealing the signing of Lewis, Newcastle might yet make an offer to sign Rose on another loan deal.

It is suggested that Steve Bruce might want to bring in the Tottenham defender to the club on a temporary basis to provide competition for Lewis at left-back.

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Given that Rose has less than a year left on his contract with Spurs, it would make no financial sense for the club to loan him out this summer. I am quite surprised by the fact that the defender has not already snapped up by a mid-table side. Even though his wages might be an issue for some sides, signing someone of Rose’s experience and quality for around £5m- £10m represents good value for money. However, the apparent lack of interest in him is a sign of how far his stock has fallen over the last two to three years.

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