News today that Danny Simpson has turned down the contract offer from Newcastle United.
Danny Simpson – refuses latest Newcastle contract offer
Danny has two years left on his current contract he signed in January, 2010, and that will put Newcastle scouting force in motion to being in another full-back to the club.
But apparently Danny has already been informed he will not be allowed to leave in January, but in all likelihood will now be sold in the summer.
The news is that both Aston Villa and QPR are keen on the former Manchester United player, who was signed almost two years ago for around £500K, and Newcastle should make a decent profit on the player.
Lee Ryder in the Evening Chronicle is reporting that it seems a similar situation that Joey Barton was in earlier this year.
So if that’s the way Danny feels then fine, he can go, and Newcastle will bring in somebody new.
But have you ever noticed that when a player leaves Newcastle’ it’s extremely rare that they do better when they are away from Tyneside?
And it seems to us, even more reason why Newcastle should bring in left-back Taye Taiwo on loan from Milan next month.
We had an article out earlier today suggesting that Newcastle could bring the 26 year-old Nigerian International in on loan, since he seems to have been frozen out at Milan, whom he joined as a free agent in the summer from Marseilles.
Seems like a decent option to us, and Danny Simpson will now be moved out in the summer, and he can get bigger money elsewhere.
That’s fine with us.