Mourinho ready to unleash new boy Bergwijn against City; trio still ruled out

Date published: Friday 31st January 2020 3:17 - Robert McCarthy

Jose Mourinho has indicated that new signing Steven Bergwijn could make his debut against Manchester City on Sunday.

The Dutch winger joined Spurs from PSV earlier this week and looks set to go straight into the squad for the Premier League clash in north London.

Asked in his pre-match press conference if Bergwijn could feature, Mourinho responded: “Yes, I think so. We have four attacking players – Son, Lucas, Lamela and Steven – so he has to be involved.

“I would like to give him more time, probably the perfect situation would be to come (in) after the winter break, but that’s not possible.

“It’s not a drama because he’s played with PSV, so he has match fitness, it’s just a question of learning how to play with us, but I don’t think it would be a problem for him to play some minutes.”

Meanwhile, Ben Davies (ankle), Harry Kane (hamstring) and Moussa Sissoko (knee) all remain unavailable as they continue to undergo their rehabilitation.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have signed England left-back Danny Rose on loan from Tottenham until the end of the season.

The Magpies have announced the 29-year-old has become their third January recruit following the arrival of Nabil Bentaleb and Valentino Lazaro.

Rose will be eligible to make his debut in Saturday’s Premier League game against Norwich at St James’ Park.


Rose told NUFC TV: “It’s a great honour for me to be here. I’m so grateful that the manager has brought me in and I’m looking to repay him in every way I can as soon as I’m playing.

“For me, it’s really exciting that I can come here and have the chance to play in front of the Newcastle fans.” Read more…


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