DANNY ROSE has described how excited he is to have joined one of the "biggest clubs in England" after joining Newcastle United on loan.

The Tottenham left-back has moved to St James' Park until the end of the season when his contract will expire at Spurs, so his long term future will be determined then.

But Rose, who played in the 2018 World Cup semi-final and the 2019 Champions League final, is delighted to have made the move to Tyneside to beomce head coach Steve Bruce’s third signing of the January transfer window.

“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,” Rose told NUFC TV.

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

“Newcastle is one of the biggest clubs in England. I spoke to the manager last night and he told me there were 50,000 fans here at the weekend against Oxford. You can’t go wrong with that kind of passion and support from the fans, and it’s something I’m looking forward to.”

Doncaster-born Rose has been angling to head north again after moving to Tottenham in 2007 from Leeds United.

He spent time on loan at Watford, Peterborough United, Bristol City and Sunderland before establishing himself in North London. His contract situation has led to him falling out of contention under Jose Mourinho.

Rose has 29 international caps and will wear the No. 28 shirt for Newcastle. He should make his debut in Saturday’s Premier League game against Norwich City at St James’ Park.

Bruce added: “It’s been clear that we’ve needed some help in the left back position, so we’re absolutely delighted to get a player of Danny’s calibre through the door.

“He has proven quality, as he’s shown over several years for club and country, and is a class act. It’s a big coup for us to get him here and we’re looking forward to working with him.”