Surprising news today that London club Fulham may make a move for Danny Simpson this month.
Danny Simpson – Fulham are monitoring his situation
The news is that Fulham are monitoring the Newcastle right back’s situation at Newcastle, regarding his contract.
But there was news in the local papers over the weekend that Danny had just been offered a new deal from Newcastle, and that he was likely to sign it, so we don’t know how that plays into this latest news today from the local Newcastle press.
The news was that the deal offered to Danny was for four-and-a-half years, and his current contract runs out a year come June in 18 months time.
And it’s clear that Newcastle will not mess around with the former Manchester united defender, and if he will not sign his new deal we could see Newcastle sell him before he loses too much of his value in the transfer market, as his contract runs down.
Danny wants a better deal at Newcastle, but if he rejects the latest deal offered to him we wouldn’t be too surprised if Newcastle let him go this month, and that’s maybe why we are being linked with Crystal Palace top young right back Nathaniel Clyne.
20 year-old Nathaniel Clyne – England U21 International
If Simpson were to be sold by the club then it’s a good possibility that Nathaniel would be brought in this month, but we could still have Ryan Taylor and Davide Santon as the two starting full backs.
And of course there’s always young Shane Ferguson who can play at left back, as he showed only too well just less than a year ago, when he deputized so well for the injured Jose Enrique.
Clyne, who has played 123 times for Crystal Palace, could have greater potential than Danny, although Simpson keeps improving in the black and white shirt of Newcastle, and we’d like to see him stay.
Buy to stay on Tyneside may mean Danny signing his new contract this month.
Fulham are a wonderful little club, and are still in the Europa Cup this season, but they are a smaller club than Newcastle and get around 25,000 home gates at Craven Cottage, and that’s about half what Newcastle get at St. James’ Park.
You can see Clyne play for Crystal Palace in the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final at Cardiff tonight, and check him out. 😀
Finally, if it’s money that Danny is after, then maybe he would get more at the London club – but the choice is his.