Paul Robinson has hailed Danny Rose as a “huge signing” for Newcastle United after they sealed a late-window deal.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England international suggested that landing the 29-year-old was a “real coup” for the Magpies.
The left-back claimed during an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live earlier in the week that he felt he was not given a fair chance of proving himself at parent club Tottenham Hotspur once new manager Jose Mourinho took over in the dugout in November of last year.
But Robinson believes that he did the right thing by leaving north London for Tyneside on loan at the end of January.
“I like Danny Rose,” he told Football Insider.
“I like the way he plays, I like his attitude. I think his honesty is refreshing. When he’s interviewed he’s very honest, very straightforward, and I like that about him.
“I think he’ll be an outstanding addition for Newcastle. I think he’s a very good left-back, I think he’s still got a lot to give attacking-wise and defensively.
“He’ll be a huge signing for them, a real coup to pull off a signing of somebody of that level.
“Maybe his opportunities were limited at Spurs, but sometimes that happens in football, so fair play to Danny Rose [for accepting a loan exit].”
Rose made his debut for his new club with an 11 minute cameo against Premier League struggles Norwich City last weekend.
Prior to that match he had made 12 Premier League appearances for Spurs this term, but had started just one game since Mourinho took the helm in November.
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