It’s Official – Danny Boy Signs For Newcastle

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.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • pearceet

    Jan 20, 2010 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #1

    good glad that’s done but we still as Ed correctly said need at least 3 players.
    3 permanently and 1 or 2 on loan idealy

  • hayward223

    Jan 20, 2010 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Good signing for the fee and wages, he will be fine for now but he did worry me against Thomas. We need a creative centre mid, right winger and a striker then a back up centre back/left back.

  • Eaststander

    Jan 20, 2010 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Well thats one! Finding it hard to belive that Mike even parted with £500,000. Does this mean Taylor will be sold as he is now down in a tranfer market? Lets hope he can part with a bit more to secure our return to the premier leauge

  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 20, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Average player who cant handle people running at him and is abit wasteful. Still young though, but we will need to invest in another right back if we get promoted.

  • Toonmania

    Jan 20, 2010 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #5

    i think he will be ok, he hasn’t really had much 1st team action except the time he has had with us he’s only had a short spell with antwerp then scumberland ( he aint going to learn anything there!!) ipswich i think he got 9 games or so then went to blackburn where his loan was cancelled.
    hardly any great clubs there to learn his trade, hopefully some of what enrique has picked up will rub off on him (and remember what everyone said about enrique in his first season!)


    Jan 20, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #6

    toonmania you do talk some shit dont you.

  • Mac

    Jan 20, 2010 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #7

    I was supprised how poor he actually was against WBA. I have championed the lad over the last few weeks but Monday night did scare me a touch,hopefully it was just an off night.


    Jan 20, 2010 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #8

    mac your an idiot mate

  • Mac

    Jan 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Why am I an idiot?


    Jan 20, 2010 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #10

    listen mac iam a hard lad and ile knock you neck in boy .

  • N.Ireland Mag

    Jan 20, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #11

    “mac your an idiot mate” Classic!

    I’m glad of the signing. It’s a sound bit of business for a good but not great (well not yet) player. I’m willing to give him time to develop. But he’s definitely a useful player for our squad– our new Aaron Hughes!! 😀

  • Mac

    Jan 20, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #12

    Moondust u are a clown. U couldn’t fight sleep.


    Jan 20, 2010 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #13

    keep your nose out paddy .

  • N.Ireland Mag

    Jan 21, 2010 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #14

    Paddy’s my middle name! 😀

  • G

    Jan 21, 2010 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #15

    Bit harsh Robby Bobson @ 4. From where I sat the defender who gave most of the ball away was the Bull (not like him at all this season), so I think both full backs had a bad game frankly. Danny will come good, he is only a whipper… besides, 2 year deal only we can always fob him off if he don’t.

  • ronniezog

    Jan 21, 2010 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #16

    i asked yesterday IS ANYONE watching african cup of nations?there r top class defenders playing in that tornament esp BAMBA who plays for ivory coast n hibs,anyone seen him play?

  • Toonmania

    Jan 21, 2010 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #17

    talking of TOP CLASS 😉 players in african cup of nations has anyone heard anything about our geremi?? i hope he is sold off soon can’t afford to have hangers on like him anymore would like butt to go too but i think he will be hanging his boots up after this season anyway

  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 21, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #18
  • G

    Jan 21, 2010 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #19

    Look on the bright side wdftta, he’s error prone and can’t concentrate for 90 mins. At least they will drop more points!

  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 21, 2010 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #20

    I still think that MA is a blessing in disguise forgetting all that surrounds this MA has put NUFC as financially stable club which we havent had for a long time and this puts a smile on my face when I see the state Liverpool and Manure are in.

    You can buy success but you need mange it well. It comes with high wages and having to play at top flight but thats a very high expense. If go on as we are moving on then I think we will be making profits next season. There was a good plan in place but MA used the wrong personnel so all we need is get the right personnel in place and see where we go from there.

    I bet next season we will make a profit or a low loss looking at how relegation will affect us. With a revenue of 100m and a wage bill of abt 40m we will be crackin and making money.

    Dont stress too much abt lack of transfer activity we were relegated, have a high wage bill in the division but we still need the players.

    Let me hope for a better new year with promotion back where belong and DREAM abt a FINAL at Wembley AND Europe may be.

    Thanks MA for that.

  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 21, 2010 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #21

    Nice one G, we need to be patient until next season we have a loan transfer window for 2-3 months.

    We need quanlity not jst numbers and thats what CH is looking for.


    Jan 21, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #22

    will die for the toon army_ knob head.

  • Shah

    Jan 21, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #23

    @ will die for the toon army, i agree with you 100% mate. Newcastle are looking good for the future.


    Jan 21, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #24

    we are doomed doomed i say 😉

  • Toonmania

    Jan 21, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #25

    if i talk some shit perhaps you better listen to yourself sometimes none of your posts that i have ever read are even remotely informative, useful or most of the time anything to do with ed’s topics, so what’s your point? can’t see where the shit was in my post it was all fact apart from the bit about enrique and i’m just hoping that he improves with more 1st team action.


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