The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Newcastle may be getting a little impatient with Danny Simpson.
Danny Simpson – contract issues
It’s certainly not about his form, as he again had a solid game for Newcastle yesterday at the Etihad Stadium, and continues to improve on Tyneside, and seems to be enjoying things too.
It’s to do with his contract, which runs out a year come next June, and Newcastle have offered him a new improved five year deal, which he has refused to sign.
This is what Alan Pardew said in the Sunday Sun today about the contract issue:
“We’ve made Danny an offer which I think is a good offer, if I’m honest,” “Like everything it’s very difficult to understand value when you’re a young player. You see other players at other football clubs and you hear rumors, etc etc.”
“I think Danny should commit to the football club because he’s done terrifically well here and the one thing I do know about young players in the Premier League, you can get lost quite quickly.”
“He doesn’t want to do that, he’s found himself a nice berth in the club. He’s keeping out Davide Santon, who we’ve paid very good money for; he’s a new father, he’s doing particularly well.”
“Sometimes the grass isn’t always greener and I would advise him to get his contract done ASAP.” “Danny needs to remember he’s playing and getting valuable experience in the best defense in the Premier League,”
Simpson had said during a court appearance recently that he may even have to leave Newcastle, and of course he has every legal right to play out his contract ion Tyneside, and become a free agent in the summer of 2013.
At that time he will be in a good position to broker an excellent deal for himself, because there will be no fee involved in the free transfer.
The Sunday Sun is reporting that his advisers want a bigger pay deal, but Danny’s married with a new baby girl, playing well for Newcastle, and likes the Tyneside area.
Money is only one parameter in all of this, and we’d be very surprised if Danny sticks to his guns, and moves on in eighteen months time.
But Newcastle will not allow that to happen, and from their viewpoint, if he hasn’t signed a new deal come next summer, he could be sold, and another full back brought in.
Newcastle are still linked with Erik Pieters of PSG, and if he was brought in Newcastle would have the Dutch International and an improving Davide Santon for the two full back positions.
19 year-old James Tavernier should also be coming through as should young Irishman Shane Ferguson.
So nothing will happen on this any time soon, but we think that if Danny hasn’t signed a new deal in six months time, push may come to shove, and he could be sold.
What do you think?