The Newcastle United official web-site has confirmed that Danny Simpson has indeed penned a three and a half year contract with Newcastle United.
Danny Simpson has signed for Newcastle United
We’re sure Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood are more than pleased to get their first signing of this transfer window.
Manager Chris Hughton told the official site tonight:
“We’re delighted to complete a permanent deal for Danny.”
“He’s a player who has been with us since the summer and has played a key role during the first half of the season.”
“Danny is a very popular lad in the dressing room and he took no time at all to settle in.”
“He was always a player we wanted to keep at the club, and he was very keen to stay given how much he’s enjoyed his time here.”
The fee is undisclosed, but it’s widely believed that his former club Manchester United received around £500K, and the wages Danny has accepted are fairly low in comparison to other players, and thought to be around £10K/week.
The 23-year-old, who was born in Salford, has been on loan at St.James’ Park since the beginning of the season, and has impressed during his 22 starts (and one goal), for the Tyneside club.
He will continue to wear the No.12 jersey.
We’re very pleased that Danny has joined the club – very pleased indeed. Now we need three more good signings in the next 11 days and we’ll hopefully be set for promotion.
The next signing could well be the loan acquisition of Aston Villa’s Marlon Harewood, even before the end of this week.