Danny Rose is officially a Newcastle United player, after signing for the club on loan until the end of the season.
The full-back completed his switch to St. James’ Park on Thursday to become the Magpies’ third addition of the January window after Nabil Bentaleb and Valentino Lazaro.
Done deal ✅
Welcome, Danny! ⚫️⚪️#NUFC
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 30, 2020
Rose has decided to leave Tottenham Hotspur temporarily, having seen a lack of game time in recent weeks under Jose Mourinho.
Since November 23 Rose has made just three Premier League appearances, with the likes of Ben Davies and Jan Vertonghen preferred on the left side of defence.
Rose has now revealed it was actually the recent injury suffered by Jetro Willems that prompted him to pursue a move to Newcastle.
He said (Sky Sports): “I was watching Newcastle play Chelsea and I saw the injury (anterior cruciate ligament) that Jetro [Willems] had.
“Straight away I got on the phone to my agent and said ‘I want to go there’. It took a week to 10 days to get there but I’m happy that I’m here.”
Willems has been ruled out for the rest of the season, as has the left-footed Paul Dummett, meaning Rose is likely to be a regular fixture in Steve Bruce’s starting XI.
TBR’s view – A rejuvenated Rose?
It could be a really smart play from Rose, who is bound to play a lot of football at St. James Park between now and the end of the season – something he wouldn’t have done staying at Spurs.
Provided he can stay fit, it’s going to be a chance for him to maybe get back to the level he was at a few years ago when he was an England regular.
Rose is still only 29 and arguably still in his prime years, and a fresh environment could really rejuvenate him.