Crunch Time For Danny Simpson – Sign New Deal Or Move On

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.

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9 comments so far

  • nimo

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #1

    i know most dont like simmo as a player but i like the kid n i think given time could b a quality full back..having said that agree wi pards hurry up or move on out


    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Hes part of the barton contingent, probably got unsettled by him, and thinks he deserves a ridiculous wage.
    If its anyone pardew should be running after its colocini, get rid of simmo hes not the best, nor he is the worst thus his pay should be average.

  • Lynxie

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #3

    I have two words for Danny Simpson to read and absorb.

    Olivier Bernard

  • geoff777

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Simmo’s a very good defensive full-back.

    I’d rather he stayed but we do have a replacement in waiting.

    I’m sure there’s someone better, cheaper and faster somewhere in one of the European leagues.

    If his family is settled and he likes playing in front of 50,000, then he needs to sign.

    If he fancies living in Birmingham for a few quid more, then thanks and bye.

  • hartlepoolmag

    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #5

    I dont danny is a bad player and would like him to sign a new deal but i wonder what he is being offered i hope it is a decent amout because he has worked hard and deserves a good contract he is a first team regular and always give 100 percent so lets not blame danny and lets see if he is getting offered the going rate for a first team regular in the premier league

  • Graeme

    Nov 25, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    You would have to think that between him and his Agent, they would have a pretty good idea of what he would expect to get in a new contract.

    We have no idea if he has been offered anywhere near that sort of figure – or not!! Remember, they offered Enrique a “Fabulous new Contract” which didnt give him a pay rise!!

    If MA is playing cheapskate, we have no idea, nor do we know if Danny is making ambitious demands, it doesnt sound like he’s the type to try and screw the club though!!

  • martoon

    Nov 25, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #7

    I can’t help feeling the problem is money. Obviously any of us would love to earn that kind of money but it is only human nature to compare your wage with your colleagues. By all accounts his is a lot less than most so you can sort of see his problem. Of course his new contract could be very generous and he is just being greedy but knowing this board I suspect not.

  • Hebburn Mag

    Nov 25, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Danny genuinly loves Newcastle, Ive heard him say it myself. Hes still only a young lad and given time just like Colo he can become a great player for us, he plays for the club and not for the money. Given he plays the majority of this season in the PL come next season we will see a massive change in him, a lot of people were slagging him off and certain parts of his games but Ive seen certain games this season when hes had blinders and shown he is a great player wanting to come out.

    If he decided to leave it is a defonate that he wont get a bigger club and soo hopfully he thinks twice because he can progress soo much at Newcastle and become a fantastic player. Pardew is actually coming out and saying he really does want him to sign a new contract he must see a lot of potential in this lad.

  • adi-bizzle

    Nov 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #9

    @lynxie @3

    why have you said Olivier Bernard??

    Do you think Olivier refused to sign a contract and got shipped out?? If you do, then you obviously dont know the full story.

    I know Olivier personally and he told me exactly what Graeme Souness said to him just before he left. He was actually told that Babayaro was better than him and would be Souness’ first choice so Bernard didn’t have a future at the club


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