Signing a player who is out of favour at Tottenham and wants to play in the north again might not be as easy as it sounds for Newcastle.
Following Jetro Willems and Paul Dummett’s injury, the Telegraph reported that Newcastle could launch a loan move for Danny Rose.
The left-back is on the fringes at Spurs, with talk that he could be set to leave this month. Rose will be keen to get first-team minutes with the European Championships coming up this summer.
However, it looks like Newcastle face competition for his signature.
According to the Mirror, Bournemouth are also interested in signing the 29-year-old.
Despite beating Brighton on Tuesday night, the Cherries are still in trouble. Eddie Howe’s side are 18th in the table, with goal difference keeping them in the relegation zone.
Signing a big name like Rose would certainly give them a boost in an area of the pitch where they’ve also had injury bother. Charlie Daniels is out for the season while Lloyd Kelly has been injured for a long time, so Newcastle aren’t the only team struggling.
Bournemouth are a bit less desperate than Newcastle, but their location could help them secure a short-term move for Rose.
While the England international has spoke about wanting to return to the north, surely that’s something he wants to go long-term rather than just on loan. For just a few months, heading to Bournemouth might be a bit more convenient that Newcastle.
If Newcastle are certain that Rose is the man they want, they need to get a move on to fend off the competition.