There is more news today on the Danny Simpson contract saga.
Danny Simpson – agrees wages but not how they will paid
It was reported a couple of days ago that Danny had turned down the latest contract offer from Newcastle, which is said to be a four and a half year deal with improved terms on his current contract and will keep him on Tyneside until the summer of 2016.
The Evening Chronicle is reporting that Simpson may be closer to signing the deal than many realize, since he seems to have reached agreement on the actual terms of the deal, at least on the wages part of it.
Apparently he has agreed the terms of the four and a half year deal, but there is a dispute, or what has been called a discrepancy, on how those wages will be paid.
Whay are footballers contracts so difficult and take so long – probably because they are getting so much money.
But the news is that Danny Simpson remains keen to reach a final agreement, and certainly when he’s talked about the deal he’s been consistent in saying that he loves life at Newcastle.
This is what a source close to Simpson told the Evening Chronicle:
“He doesn’t want to be anywhere but Newcastle United.” “He has agreed to the terms of the contract, but it is how the salary will be paid that has caused the hesitancy.”
“Danny has a great relationship with the manager and all of the players at Newcastle, and he has a fantastic rapport with the fans too. He is happy in Newcastle.”
We wonder what that means – any ideas – maybe paying him twice a month rather than once a month?
This seems like small potatoes, but we still hope that Danny signs the new deal soon.
And we have to wonder how the negotiations with the great Coloccini are coming along – he’s a player that can lead the team to new and successful times in the future.
He’s vital at the moment to Newcastle’s future.
Comments always welcome.