News on the official web-site today that Newcastle have signed 22 year old right back Danny Simpson on loan from Manchester United.
Danny Simpson – while on loan at Blackburn last season
The 22-year-old joins the Magpies until January and will wear squad No.12. This is a loan deal until January, but if Danny does well it can be extended for the full season.
Danny started his career at the Red Devils in 2006 and has been on loan to multiple clubs, including Sunderland in 2007.
Danny is thought to have been on the list of players Shearer was interested in bringing to Newcastle, and we have to think this is a good signing for the club.
We are short at full-back on both sides, and it wouldn’t surprise us if a left-back is also brought in for the season, whether on loan or full time.
This is Newcastle’s first signing for the summer, and we hope it is one of many quality signings before the end of August, so we can mount a challenge for promotion back to the Premier League.
Danny is 5’9″ tall and was born in Salford, England, and has played around 65 first class games in his career.
He will be a welcome addition to the squad and is an accomplished right back who played 14 times for Sunderland in 2007. His most recent loan was to Blackburn where he played 12 times this year.
In fact Newcastle seems like a good bet for a loan spell for young players at top Premier League clubs this season, and we shouldn’t be finished with our loan signings.
It will be interesting to see if Danny makes his debut tomorrow against Reading, as we think he’s a more accomplished right-back that our current player in that position, Ryan Taylor.