For the second time this week Alan Pardew yesterday has said that Danny Simpson must sign his new deal at Newcastle.
Danny Simpson – musrt sign a new contract – or be moved out
Simpson’s contract runs out in just over eighteen months time, and Newcastle want to know if he will sign a new deal shortly, because if he will not then they will no doubt sell him, and bring in somebody else on a long term deal at Newcastle to play at right back.
It’s a little ruthless, but that’s the way Newcastle do business, and they seem to follow procedures these days, and stick to their guns.
Danny will see that the club were willing to sell other top players like Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton, rather than give in to their contract demands, as they try to make Newcastle into a club actually making a profit each year.
Of course there’s always Davide Santon standing by, and he will not doubt be one of the two Newcastle full-backs soon, but he needs time to adjust to the physical and fast play of the Premier League.
And the Newcastle manager is wisely handling the youngster very carefully as he breaks into English football.
This is what Alan Pardew said yesterday on Sky Sports:
“It will be as dangerous for Danny as it is for us to delay any longer.” “He is a player who within 18 months has broken into the first team and established himself. We are a big club and he has done very well.”
“Now we have a situation where he has a contract and feels he should be rewarded with a new one. I agree with that. I believe that really all we’re talking about are the figures.”
“But is very difficult at this level to say we think negotiations are at a particular point when he probably thinks they are somewhere else.” “He is a player who within 18 months has broken into the first team and established himself.”
“We are a big club and he has done very well.” “But if we can’t reach an agreement, he will have to move on, it’s as simple as that. “My personal preference is for him to sign quickly because he has got a lot of competition in that area. “
“Danny needs to secure his future with us because he does not have long left on his current contract.”
Those seem reasonable words for the manager, who always seems to understand the player’s situation, and Alan has become a conduit between the Newcastle Board and the players and supporters, whether he likes that or not.
Simpson, 24 was signed by Newcastle in January of 2010 in a deal reckoned to be worth anywhere from £500K to £750K, and he signed a three and a half year deal at that time.
And Danny has played every single game this season, as have the other members of Newcastle’s stalwart defense, but it seems to be make up your mind time for Danny.
Simpson had this to say on the matter:
“I’m happy here and they want me to stay, but contracts don’t get sorted overnight,” “My family is here and it’s a great time to be here. The city is buzzing.”
Contracts doen’t get sorted out quickly these days, that’s true, but his refusal to sign a new five year deal first made news last summer.
It seems clear what the situation is – if Simpson will not sign his new deal then Newcastle will not allow his contract to run down and not allow Danny to become a free agent in the summer of 2013.
They will sell him, maybe even in January, and they could probably get around £3M for him (?), and the Newcastle club will bring in another full back to replace him,. and that could even be Erik Pieters of PSV in Holland.
Aston Villa were said to be interested in Danny in the summer, but other PL clubs will be coming in for him if he is sold, there’s no doubt about that.
It seems that Alan Pardew and the Newcastle Board are busty planning their transfer strategies not only for January but for next summer, and of course they have to take into account current players whose contracts run out fairly soon.
It seems that for Danny Simpson, it’s sign soon or be shipped out.
What do you think?