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.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 29:  Danny Rose of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley FC at St. James Park on February 29, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 29: Danny Rose of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley FC at St. James Park on February 29, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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.

“Because of the wages, the size of the two clubs, you’d say that is the difficult one – the difficulty for Newcastle.”