Newcastle United sent cheeky transfer request by free agent with 301 senior appearances

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The former Newcastle United loanee made the cheeky suggestion to Eddie Howe.

Danny Rose joked about a potential return to Newcastle United after asking Eddie Howe if he needs a third-choice left-back.

The 29-capped England international has been without a club since leaving Watford by mutual consent in September. Rose is understood to have trained with National League side York City to help reach full fitness.

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Rose is open to resuming his football career this summer and he cheekily asked Howe if he’d be interested in his services. The 32-year-old was on Sky Sports punditry duty on Sunday and spoke to the Magpies’ head coach before the 6-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

The left-back said “do you need a third-choice left back by any chance”, to which Howe replied “certainly have you in mind Danny”. Rose spent the second half of the 2019-20 campaign on loan at Newcastle and made 13 appearances.

He is well remembered for his time at Spurs, where he racked up 214 appearances across 13 seasons. The highlights include scoring on his debut against North London rivals Arsenal and reaching the Champions League final in 2019.

Rose also enjoyed loan spells at Watford, Peterborough United, Bristol City and Watford, the club he joined permanently in 2022, though made just nine appearances.

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Former Newcastle United left-back Danny Rose. Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)Former Newcastle United left-back Danny Rose. Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Former Newcastle United left-back Danny Rose. Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The former Leeds United academy star has taken a break from football but his visit to St James’ Park at the weekend has reignited his desire to return to football.

“It was only until the other night, I watched City in the Champions League. Watching it, listening to the music, I thought, ‘OK, I miss it’,” Rose told Sky Sports.

“I haven’t been in this stadium for a long time. The feeling of, you know… I love football. It’s a lot to do with the atmosphere. Just seeing how they played football, that feeling after the three points, it’s just re-ignited some feelings within myself.”

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