Like most Newcastle fans we’re a little bit peeved that it seems like Newcastle United cannot work out a deal with Danny Simpson – to have him come to Newcastle on a permanent basis.
Danny Simpson - Should Newcastle sign him?
The local papers in the last day or two have more than confused Newcastle fans, since the Chronicle yesterday reported that a £500k deal had been agreed between the clubs, but today the Journal says that no deal has yet been agreed between the Red Devils and Newcastle.
Our view is that it appears to be the terms that cannot be agreed – and whilst it’s very true that we cannot and shouldn’t pay ridiculous wages like we have done in the past – surely we can agree terms with this lad.
And we know Danny is not the finished article, and he still has to improve, but he’s young enough and has the right attitude and temperament to do just that, and he’s also a utility defender, who can play across the back four, in an emergency.
It’s clear that Manchester United wouldn’t quibble too much over a £100K here or there, so it’s got to be the wages – and we would assume that Danny’s wages, if we get promoted, will be better than what he’s being offered right now.
Danny also has to understand that players like Smith, Barton and Coloccini are on PL wages – and too much at that – but they are on contracts and the club has to pay them – even though we are in the Championship. From now on, we assume any potential relegation is now a clause in the contract of each player.
But please vote - so we can get a sense of whether fans want Danny at Newcastle. Surely we’ll not allow Danny to slip through our fingers – but presumably as things stand right now – Monday night will be his last game as a Newcastle United loan player.
We cannot agree terms with a lad who has waxed lyrical about Newcastle United and the Newcastle area in general, and is a decent buy at £500K? Please!
Vote on our home page – so we can potentially get this to the Newcastle hierarchy – surely they are not daft – or are they?