We had an article out yesterday which basically said that Danny Guthrie had earned a new contract on Tyneside, because of his excellent play over the last three games against Blackburn, Stoke and Everton, and that Newcastle should give him it.
Danny Guthrie – new deal soon on the table
Danny’s current four year deal he signed in the summer of 2008, when he arrived form Liverpool for around £2M, runs out next June.
But there’s good news today that Newcastle’s Managing Director, Derek LLambias, has put together a new contract offer for the 24 year-old, and it will be presented to him imminently.
The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle will offer the central midfielder a new long-term deal, after he stepped in for the injured Cheick Tiote, and has played very well over the last three games.
Danny will likely come back to deputize again for Cheick when he leaves to play in the African Cup of Nations in January, so he’s an important player in the Newcastle squad, that’s for sure.
And it appears that Alan Pardew is behind pushing the Newcastle Board to get the offer ready for the Shrewsbury-born player. who has often shown he can get the job done at Newcastle, when he’s given a run in the side.
Danny did the same thing over the second half of the promotion season, and he showed what a good player he is.
Newcastle want to get Danny signed before the end of the year. because in January he would be available to talk to other clubs, as he currently will become a free agent next June.
Newcastle do not want their players talking to the press about new contracts, and that seems fair enough, so Danny was just a little cagey when asked about getting a possible new deal today:
“I’m fine at the minute,” “I’m sure the club will sit down and talk about it at some stage, but right now I’m just concentrating on playing.”
Good words from Danny, who as well as being a good player, is a first class professional.
Newcastle are also still in negotiations with Fabricio Coloccini on his new deal, and it would be a surprise if a new five year deal for the Argentine International doesn’t get signed in the near future.
And the other deal ongoing is apparently l for Danny Simpson, and we’re really not sure what the deal is there (excuse the pun), but the local press keeps reporting that Danny has been offered a new five year deal at Newcastle, but he has not signed it.
On the other hand Alan Pardew has told the Salford-born player to keep playing well, and he will likely get a new offer from the club, so those two bits of information don’t seem to completely jibe.
But Danny Simpson has been playing very good football this season, and Newcastle should be trying to get the player signed to a long term contract at Newcastle.
We hope that’s the case.
What do you think?