Report reveals Levy ‘badly wanted’ to secure sale of player in January transfer window

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According to a report in The Athletic, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy badly wanted to secure the sale of Danny Rose by inserting an obligation to buy clause his loan deal to Newcastle United in January.

Rose fell out of favour after Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Spurs in November and reports indicate that he even had a bust-up with the Spurs boss (Daily Mail).

Therefore, it did not come as much of a surprise to see Rose join Newcastle on loan until the end of the season.

The left-back featured regularly for Steve Bruce’s side before the Premier League was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Athletic report that ‘fairly positive’ conversations have taken place between Spurs and the Magpies about extending the left-back’s stay in the North East until the end of the season, despite his loan deal running out this month.

A loan fee of £1.5 million was reportedly agreed between the two clubs, although it is unclear at this stage whether Levy will demand a larger fee to extend Rose’s stay.

The report also asserts that Newcastle will not be willing to add in an obligation to buy Rose at the end of the season given that they rejected such a clause in January.

Spurs Web Opinion

Adding an obligation to buy Rose in January would have been ideal for us given that player values are likely to drop significantly this summer due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  1. Rose’s value to Tottenham is only what another team will pay for him. IUf he isn’t picked up by some other club. Spurs will probably just send him home to sit out his contract. He is a very negative influence.


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