Danny Rose signing for Newcastle United would be ‘incredible’ is the new claim…
I was really pleased when Newcastle United landed Danny Rose on loan in January 2020.
Still only 29 and having played for England as recently as October 2019, what wasn’t to like?
Images of Danny Rose bombing up and down the left side for Spurs and England and just because Jose Mourinho didn’t want to play him, didn’t mean the left-back was no longer a Premier League player.
However…then we had the reality.
When signing experienced / older players who have had high end careers, two factors are essential when considering the deals.
Are they physically up for the challenge?
Do they still have the necessary desire?
On what we saw of Danny Rose for NUFC on loan, I have to say that it was an emphatic NO on both counts!
His level of fitness and desire was so poor, especially when he claimed that he had always wanted to play for Newcastle United.
Plus he was only 29, so not even old really, he should have had years left him in the Premier League.
I couldn’t believe it when Steve Bruce and the media were all saying what a great signing Danny Rose would be if Newcastle could get him on a permanent deal last summer.
What had they been watching???
I saw somebody sauntering (literally walking at times) around the pitch for NUFC, not appearing to care about his level of fitness or having the real desire to help Newcastle in these final matches after the Premier League restarted and the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Danny Rose had simply come to Newcastle to help him try and get back into the England squad for the 2020 European Championships and then to sign permanently for some top Premier League or European club after those Euros.
However, after only four PL starts for NUFC where he hadn’t impressed, football was suspended and then on 17 March 2020 the Euros quickly put back to summer 2021. After that I think Danny Rose pretty much downed tools.
It didn’t help either when in early May 2020, just ahead of the players returning to training ahead of Premier League restart in June, with the public miserable due to the virus situation and looking for things to lift them, Danny Rose had this to say in an interview:
‘The government’s saying bring football back because it’s going to boost the nation’s morale.
‘I don’t give a f.ck about the nation’s morale, bro.’
‘Like, there’s people’s lives are at risk, so, do you know what I mean.
‘Like, football shouldn’t even be spoke about coming back until the numbers have dropped, like massively. No, it’s b.llocks.’
Thankfully even Steve Bruce wasn’t stupid enough to want to buy Danny Rose in that summer 2020 transfer window, then you have to surely doubt any player’s character and desire when they are happy to see out the final year of their contract playing no football.
Since leaving Newcastle United after his loan spell, Danny Rose hasn’t played a single minute of first team football, turning down the chance to go out on loan elsewhere in the two transfer windows of the 2020/21 season.
Pundits say some quite laughable things these days, doing any kind of research before speaking must be pretty much frowned upon.
Ironically, only days before the delayed Euro 2020 actually kicks off, the tournament that Danny Rose was desperate to play in and using Newcastle United to get fit for, one of the pundits has said Danny Rose would be an ‘incredible’ signing for NUFC.
Hmmm, incredibly bad maybe!
Not surprisingly, Tottenham are releasing him, so Danny Rose is available for ‘free’, that is apart from the massive wages he would demand as a free agent.
It shouldn’t need saying but as I mentioned above, Newcastle United (or any other mug club that took him on) wouldn’t be getting the Danny Rose of his flying Spurs and England days, contrary to what Alex McLeish imagines…
Alex McLeish speaking to Football Insider:
“Rose is a great player. In fact, Newcastle fans actually would love Danny Rose to go back.
“With Danny, it’s like does he love football?
“He spoke about: ‘I’ll just walk away and retire then,’ last year when he was maybe in the huff a wee bit.
“But what a good player Newcastle would get on a free transfer. Incredible.”
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