Newcastle United have completed the loan signing of Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose, who has agreed to join the Magpies until the end of the 2019-20 campaign.
The 29-year-old had played only 100 of a possible 1,080 minutes in the Premier League since Jose Mourinho took charge of Spurs in November.
Newcastle confirmed their third loan signing of the January transfer window, and Rose described just how eager he was to move to St. James’ Park in his first interview with the north-east outfit:
Steve Bruce’s side have also completed deals to sign midfielders Nabil Bentaleb and Valentino Lazaro on loan from Schalke and Inter Milan, respectively.
Rose arrives as necessary cover at left-back after Newcastle saw Jetro Willems’ season end earlier in January when he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament. The Dutchman—himself on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt—has vowed to play for the Magpies again, however, per Chronicle Live.
Rose’s move could prove extremely valuable for Bruce, who has acquired a 29-times capped England international in the prime of his playing years with minimal risk around the deal.
Sky Sports reported the loan agreement does not feature an option for Newcastle to buy, though that may be something they hope to discuss should the move bear fruit for all parties.
Ben Davies looks to be Mourinho’s first choice at left-back when the Welshman is fit, though versatile academy graduate Japhet Tanganga also appeared to have superseded Rose in the pecking order.
The former Sunderland loanee could make his Tyneside debut when Newcastle host Norwich City on Saturday, with Bruce’s men currently 14th in the Premier League and seven points above the relegation zone.