'He's walking into a big club': This is why Danny Rose was sold on Newcastle United move

Former Sunderland defender Danny Rose “didn’t take much persuading” to join Newcastle United.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 4:12 pm

Steve Bruce today spoke about Rose, the club’s third and final loan signing.

The club moved for 29-year-old Rose, out of favour at Tottenham Hotspur, after losing left-backs Jetro Willems and Paul Dummett to season-ending injuries.

And Doncaster-born Rose – who started his career at Leeds United and spent the 2012/13 season on loan at Sunderland – was quickly sold on a move to Newcastle.

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“He was playing for England in a World Cup qualifier in September, and playing in the European Cup before that, so we're delighted to get him,” said Bruce, United's head coach.

“He's a top player, the kid, and is arguably as good a left-back as there is in England. That's why he plays for the national team – and has played for them so well.

“To get somebody of that quality, were delighted to get him. The big thing is moving up north suited him, which makes a rare change, I have to tell you. But it was good to get him through the door.

“Look, he's a northern lad. Little things like that are a bit of an advantage. He didn't take much persuading.

Steve Bruce.

“I reminded him of the crowd last week against Oxford, and he knows he's walking into a big football club with a huge fanbase, and somewhere where he can come and enjoy himself, hopefully, for three or four months and we'll see where that takes us in the summer.”