Tottenham defender Danny Rose will spend the rest of the Premier League season with Newcastle after agreeing to extend his loan contract, Steve Bruce has reported.
In January, after Jose Mourinho ‘s arrival, the Englishman signed an initial six-month loan deal with Newcastle after losing his place in the Tottenham squad.
The 29-year-old eventually made six appearances for the Magpies before the break that was enforced due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
The defender’s contract was due to expire with the season originally expected to end in May, but Bruce has now stated that the left-back has decided to extend his stay.
Rose is one of six Newcastle players who agreed to an extension along with fellow loans from Nabil Bentaleb and Valentino Lazaro, while Andy Carroll, Matty Longstaff, and Javier Manquillo – whose contracts were due to expire – extended their stay as well.
Bruce told media via video link in his pre-match press conference ahead of their restart against Sheffield United that “For the last couple of weeks we’ve had ongoing conversations with most of them now. We are now in a new environment of what we are doing; there has, of course, been a lot of conversation with the Premier League and what we are going to do with out-of-contract players. What they have done is offer an extension until the end of the season and all our lads, including the loan players and the out-of-contract players, have verbally decided-and agreed-to go on and play until the end of the season, which is positive.”
At 35 points in the table, Newcastle currently sits 14th and welcomes Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United to St. James’ Park as they resume their campaign.
The Magpies are eight points off the relegation zone and are certainly safe, but as soon as possible Bruce will want to climb toward the 40-point mark.