We had an article out yesterday in which Danny Simpson said moving to Newcastle was the best thing that ever happened to him, and he didn’t want to leave Newcastle, so we thought that’s the end of that rumor.
Danny Simpson – contract difficulties?
Danny said he had seen the reports about him possibly leaving Newcastle, and that he didn’t know where they came from, as he was happy at the Tyneside club.
We thought that would quell the rumors once and for all, but no, there’s a report in the Sunday Sun today saying the club and Danny are at an impasse on Danny’s new five year contract, and Simpson will not sign it because the offer is too low.
The Sunday Sun is reporting the club will not alter the terms of the deal and there is a stalemate.
And indeed Danny could be the next to be moved out, because he cannot agree on a new contract, and he will follow Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton out of the door, as they left for the same reasons.
But the defender may well want to see out the last two years of his contract, and become a free agent in the summer of 2013.
Alan Pardew thinks Danny has a big future at the club, but Alan must be starting to wonder why the important players he identifies to the Board always seem to leave, mainly because of contract disagreements.
This is what Alan said today:
“He’s got a future here but he’s got a fight on his hands because Ryan Taylor has done terrific at left-back and now we’ve got Santon who can play both positions. So he needs to play well now,”
“I don’t know where the stuff about Danny Simpson leaving came from.: “It’s totally untrue as far as I’m concerned, anyway.”
Alan, you should read the Sunday Sun today, that’s one paper where Danny Simpson leaving the club is being reported today.
It’s been the local press who have consistently put out these reports regarding Danny, and you have to think there may even be some truth in it, if indeed it’s to do with contract negotiations, because the club no longer pays out big money to their players.
Financial considerations are running Newcastle United under Mike Ashley, and it’s hard to argue with that.
We didn’t say that was good.