After playing in his first game for the club in this weekend gone's 1-1 draw with Liverpool, full back Danny Rose has admitted a move to Sunderland is very appealing to him.
Speaking with the Sunderland Echo, the on-loan England Under-21 international said he'd be open to a move, but denied there is any such deal in the pipeline;
If there was a chance that I could move here permanently, I'd snatch it with both hands. Nothing has been said of that kind. I'm just here on loan for the season and anything after that would be a bonus.
The gaffer just asked me to come here on loan and said I'd play more games here than I would at Spurs which is right.
I had interest from a couple of clubs, but once I saw the signings that Sunderland had made, it was a no-brainer and with being closer to my family as well, that helps.
A move for Rose would be most welcome given his impressive first game, and natural ability at the left-back position - something which has been lacking severely for years now at the club. If we could tie up a deal for him before he becomes too pricey, it would be great business by Sunderland and Martin O'Neill.