Joining West Brom on loan from Tottenham would be a “brilliant” move for Danny Rose this month.
That is the view of former Spurs and England striker Darren Bent who, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, believes the left-back needs to get playing games again to keep clubs interested ahead of the summer.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Transfer Show (Tuesday, 5 January), Kaveh Solhekol stated that West Brom were considering making a move for the 30-year-old if he “sorts out his contract situation at Spurs”.
The England international has been cast out of the first-team plans in north London and is set to become a free agent at the end of the season.
Bent believes that while West Brom might be struggling down the bottom of the table, a move to the Hawthorns could help reignite the defender’s career ahead of the summer transfer window.
“Danny Rose, a player who is too good of a player not to be playing, he’s got to be playing football,” Bent told Football Insider.
“For him personally, a little loan deal will be brilliant for him, he obviously went to Newcastle, I don’t think it went great for him but for someone like a West Brom, when you go on loan from a team like Tottenham to West Brom, you’ve really got nothing to lose.
“You know you’re going to go in there, you’re going to be one of the best players in the squad and then it’s just about the job, it’s not simple but it’s easier because all you’ve got to do then is focus on your own performances, and that’s what Danny Rose needs to do.
“If he plays from now until the summer really, really well, that will open up doors more for him in the summer and more takes, even if he doesn’t want to stay at West Brom. It’s about him playing on the pitch.
“We’ve seen it, the season Spurs got to the Champions League Final, the second half of the season, he was their best player, he was one of the best players, but all of a sudden it just hasn’t happened for him. Hopefully, he’ll go and start playing some games again.”