Kevin Phillips has backed Danny Rose to land a move to a Premier League club this summer following his departure from Tottenham.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Sunderland and England striker suspects Newcastle United and the three sides promoted from the Championship to show an interest in the 30-year-old.
Spurs confirmed last week that the left-back had been released following the expiration of his contract, as had his teammate Paul Gazzaniga.
The Club can confirm the departures of Danny Rose and Paulo Gazzaniga following the conclusion of their contracts.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 27, 2021
Rose made 214 career appearances for Tottenham but was frozen out by previous manager Jose Mourinho.
He spend the second half of the 2019-20 campaign on loan at St. James’ Park, where he played 13 times.
Phillips believes a return to Newcastle could be on the cards for Rose this summer.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if somebody like Newcastle offered him a year,” he told Football Insider.
“I am sure he could still do a job and he will be fit enough I imagine. I think you could get a good couple of seasons out of him because he is not really that old.
“The only question is whether he still has that hunger and desire to play week in, week out in the Premier League. He needs to want to challenge himself again.
“I could see him going to a Newcastle or one of the clubs coming up from the Championship.
“He is still capable of playing in the Premier League though, 100 per cent.”