Newcastle United loanee Danny Rose has told the Lockdown Tactics podcast that he would “love” to play for Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City, but joked the Foxes would have to sell England defender Ben Chilwell first.
Rose, 29, is currently on loan at Newcastle from Tottenham having moved to Steve Bruce’s side in January. There is no permanent clause in the deal to take the England international to St. James’ Park from Spurs.
The former Leeds United youth player is becoming renowned for his outspoken claims in the media, recently explaining why he is against a return to training and Premier League football in a foul-mouthed interview on his Instagram story.
Now, Rose has claimed he would love to form a reunion with Rodgers after working with the Leicester boss at Watford during a loan spell in 2008-09. But Rose also joked that Chilwell would have to be sold.
“Getting to work with him [Rodgers] for two months was brilliant,” Rose said. “As an 18 or 19-year-old, I had never experienced training sessions like that before. His ideas in training were brilliant. He is somebody I would love to play for again.”
When asked whether he would seek a move to third-placed Leicester, Rose joked that £75million-rated (Telegraph) Chilwell would have to be sold first: “Someone will have to buy Ben Chilwell first.”
TBR’s view – Where does Rose’s future lie?
Certainly, Rose has little future at Spurs. Jose Mourinho and Rose clearly did not see eye to eye and it saw the left-back depart in January – a lot earlier than he said he would do. Rose is expected to enter the final 12 months of his current contract.
Could a permanent move to Newcastle arise? The chances of Rose staying at Newcastle are unlikely, especially after his most-recent comments. He has hardly set the world alight in his first six appearances.
Still a quality left-back, Rose is of Premier League standard. A move to Leicester seems unlikely even if the Foxes do sell Chilwell – but even Chilwell is likely to remain given only a handful of sides will be able to afford Chillwell this summer.