The loan move of Tottenham Hotspur and England full-back to Newcastle United is likely to become permanent in the summer.
Rose moved to the North East on a short-term basis in January, and although all loans arrangements are likely to be extended if the season spills over into the summer, he is still due to return to his parent club before the start of next season.
However, with Tottenham willing to sell him after Jose Mourinho made it clear he is not part of his future plans, and with Rose having impressed enough in his short-time on Tyneside, Steve Bruce and his head of recruitment Steve Nickson believes it makes sense to make the deal permanent.
One issue though will be price. Rose still has one year left on his current deal with Tottenham, which means the North London club will want some sort of fee for him. Newcastle will be hoping it is within their price range.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.