Various reports have suggested Steve Bruce wants to bring Danny Rose to Newcastle, and what a signing it could be.
The Daily Star reported over the weekend that Rose is a target for Bruce.
The report claimed the new Magpies boss wants to strengthen the left-back position, and is eyeing a £15m swoop for Rose after he was left out of Spurs’ pre-season tour of Asia.
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There’s really no other way to look at this – signing Rose for a measly £15m would be sensational business from the Magpies.
At 29 years of age with a serious knee injury on his record from 2017, it makes sense that Spurs are looking to sell as they freshen up their squad, but Rose is still an elite left-back.
Per Transfermarkt, he has played 14 times in the Champions League, including last year’s final in Madrid of course, and also has 27 England caps to his name, including five at the World Cup.
Across 171 Premier League appearances he has grabbed nine goals and 23 assists, and you only need to look at Spurs fans’ reactions to his potential exit to see what they think about him.
Mauricio Pochettino has always had a reputation for improving full-backs, from Luke Shaw to Kyle Walker, and Rose’s time under the Argentine boss will have worked wonders for him as well.
All in all, if Newcastle can fix a position Bruce has identified as a weakness with a Premier League and internationally proven player, who played 90 minutes in last year’s Champions League final, all for £15m, it would be an excellent piece of business from the club.