Newcastle right-back Danny Simpson is closer to signing a new five year contract at Newcastle.
Danny Simpson – close to signing 5 year deal
There was news a month or two ago that Newcastle were offering the right back a new long term deal, and there have been some good talks that have taken place this week, and Danny is expected to sign the deal soon.
Alan Pardew has been urging the Newcastle board to give Danny a good deal, and it appears today that an agreement is getting close.
There has been news that Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is a long-term admirer of the right-back, and that Villa may even be thinking of lodging a bid for the former Manchester United player.
Simpson’s agent Will Salthouse had this to say today:
“We had a successful meeting this week and we’re just waiting to hear back now,”
“The deal is with the club now and we’re waiting to hear from them.”
Danny had a good season last seaosn when he started late because of an ankle operation in the summer, but we still think Danny has room for improvement, and it would be good to see that improvement next season.
Simpson signed his initial deal 18 months ago, when he was transferred from the Red Devils for around £500K, when Newcastle were still in the Championship, and it was less wages than Danny had bee looking for, but he still signed on for the club.
This deal will give the 24 year-old more equality with what the other first teamers are getting at the club, although we have no idea what his new wage will be.
For the record Danny has 72 appearances for Newcastle with one goal.