Newcastle United transfer news: Danny Rose deal doubts over major 'stumbling block' amid Tottenham Hotspur exit rumours
Newcastle United could face a ‘stumbling block’ in their bid to sign Danny Rose, according to former Tottenham Hotspur striker Darren Bent.
Reports suggest Steve Bruce is keen to tie down a permanent move for 29-year-old Rose, with doubts remaining over the medium-term fitness of Jetro Willems, who spent the first half of the 2019/20 campaign on loan from Bundesliga outfit Eintract Frankfurt.
A knee injury curtailed that successful temporary spell and put in doubt a permanent deal, thought to have been agreed for a fee just north of £10million.
Hence why Bruce and United turned to the England man to plug the gap – but ex-Spurs man Bent doubts whether Rose will be at St James’s Park long-term.
“I think the wages will be the issue, the stumbling block,” said Bent to Football Insider.
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“Because of the wages, the size of the two clubs, you’d say that is the difficult one – the difficulty for Newcastle.”