It has now all but been confirmed that Danny Rose will not be joining Newcastle United on a permanent transfer this summer, as The Northern Echo reports that the Magpies are close to completing a deal for Jamal Lewis.

Rose was a regular fixture in the Newcastle side during his loan spell in the North East last season (transfermarkt) and Steve Bruce admitted that he would like to complete a permanent deal for the left-back (Chronicle).

It has been reported recently that while the England international has been told to leave the club, Newcastle are unlikely to make a move for him this summer (Telegraph).

The Northern Echo have now explained that the Magpies did not believe there was much value for money in signing the 30-year-old this summer and decided against a move.

It is revealed that the club have reached an agreement with Norwich City for the transfer of Lewis, with the Northern Irishman set for a medical at the club ahead of his arrival.

Lewis was previously said to be on Tottenham’s radar (BILD) but signing a left-back is reportedly not a priority for the Lilywhites this summer (Football.London).

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One of the main talking points from episode 4 to 6 of All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur has been Rose’s transfer saga during the January transfer window, with Daniel Levy making it clear even back then that there were not many clubs vying for the left-back’s signature. It looks like we might have trouble finding a buyer for him this summer too. However, I suspect that we will see a lower to mid-table club look to complete a cut-price deal for the experienced defender late in the transfer window.

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