Black Cats boss wants White Hart Lane duo.
Sunderland are close to agreeing a double deal with Tottenham for Jermaine Jenas and Danny Rose, Goal.com understands.
Martin O’Neill has sanctioned the moves for the pair after travelling to London on Tuesday to hold talks with them and explain where they fit into his plans.
The Black Cats are locked in talks to complete a permanent deal for Jenas and a season-long loan for Rose.
Rose can play at either left-back or in midfield and his arrival will pave the way for the departure of Fulham-bound Kieran Richardson.
Martin O’Neill has had a busy week trying to boost his Black Cats squad and after securing Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson, whilst seeing Kieran Richardson move to Fulham, the Black Cats boss has set his sights on moves to further strengthen his Stadium of Light squad.
Jermaine Jenas and Danny Rose both seems to be surplus to requirements under Andre Villas-Boas, and had similarly not been part of Harry Redknapp’s plans either, and a move to Sunderland could well tempt both Tottenham bit-part players.
29 year old midfielder Jenas has arguably never fulfilled his undoubted potential and injuries and poor runs of form have blighted his Tottenham career and the chance to move to Sunderland and look for a new challenge may well be in the best interests of both the player and his White Hart Lane employers.
The former England international arrived at Tottenham seven years ago but hasn’t been a regular in the first team picture for some time and was sent out on loan to Aston Villa last term but suffered a ruptured achilles injury that kept him out for six months.
22 year old former Leeds United youth team graduate Danny Rose burst on to the scene at Tottenham with a great goal against arch rivals Arsenal on his league debut but it hasn’t really happened for the England Under 21 international but perhaps a move to Sunderland could help to secure regular first team football that could kick-start the youngsters career.
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