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Simpson Rejects Latest Offer – Coloccini Stalling On New Deal

5:13 am, Sunday, February 26th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

Alan Pardew still hopes that Newcastle can sign Fabricio Coloccini and Danny Simpson to new contracts to keep them on Tyneside.

Danny Simpson - turns down latest Newcastle contract offer

The Sunday Sun is reporting today that the latest offer by Newcastle to Danny Simpson - a five-year deal worth £25K/week, has been turned down by the former Manchester United player.

But the light at the end of the tunnel is that Danny wants to have further talks later in the season.

And news today that captain Fabricio Coloccini’s South American agent is also wanting more than has been offered buy Newcastle.

The news on Coloccini is that Newcastle have offered him a five year deal through June of 2017, when he will be 35, and there’s also said to be a pay increase built into that contract.

But the Argentine International and his agent have still not accepted the deal.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has tried to inform Newcastle fans today,  that communication is still ongoing with the two players, and that the club are trying their best to sign up the two lads to good long term deals to keep them on Tyneside.

It’s just that they haven’t been successful so far, and with Simpson his contract negotiations have been ongoing since early last summer.

This is what Alan Pardew told the Sunday Sumn today:

“We’ve had conversations with them all in the last two weeks.”  “I can see a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel now. I can understand why fans are concerned but we’re making progress.”

“It’s not easy, contracts, and we’re trying to do what’s best for the football club and what’s best for the player. Sometimes they are worlds apart.”  “There has been a bit of antagonism with contracts in the past.”

“There’s a lot more communication here and I think we’re trying to work through the process in a sensible manner.”

And there is news that Newcastle have already put together a contingency plan should they not be able to sign Coloccini or Simpson by the summer, at which time we suppose they will be sold, and new players brought in.

It’s shaping up a bit like last year when Newcastle lost then captain  Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton because new terms could not be agreed.

And we wonder what is happening with the new deal for Danny Guthrie.

The other Danny has looked good for Newcastle this season,  but with other central midfielders being linked with Newcastle recently, maybe the former Liverpool midfielder Danny will be allowed to leave the club as a free agent in the summer, when his four year deal runs out.

Newcastle always seem to find it difficult to sign up  current players to new contracts on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Contracts · Danny Guthrie · Danny Simpson · Fabricio Coloccini · Newcastle News





12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 chris_g // Feb 26, 2012 at 5:52 AM

    I get really pissed off with this blog sometimes.

    This is NOT breaking news, although Ed is trying to make it look like it is. This is the story that was reported in the Chronicle on the 13th December, and the Journal has simply made a casual reference to it in today’s edition:
    http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/sport/newcastle-united/nufc-news/2012/02/26/pards-keeps-his-cool-79310-30407634/

  • 2 Jonny // Feb 26, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    Ooooo get her!

  • 3 Ericles // Feb 26, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Let Simpson go. Improve offer to Coloccini.

  • 4 Solaidback // Feb 26, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Well the way all of them played yesterday, I think the contracts are playing on their minds & it’s making them all make mistakes imo….

    Give them an offer, if they don’t like it, sell them in the summer & bring in players who’re willing to accept the incentive based contracts & want to play for the teams & not just the wages on offer… as for offering Colo a hugh contract until he’s 35.. thats a joke right… didn’t we just get rid of our capt because he wanted something similar???

    Personally, I’m not a massive fan of Colo, yeah he’s the best CB we have but he’s not that good at headering, especially at crosses, he tries way too much & loses position while covering the others & would be much better if we had better CM to play alongside him but I won’t cry if he leaves us in the summer tbh.. I think some fans rely on him too much imo… get someone younger in & sell him on…

  • 5 popscott // Feb 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Couldn’t care less about Simpson, average. In fact drop him now, get Santon on the right and Fergie in on the left!

  • 6 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Feb 26, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Solaidback // Feb 26, 2012 at 9:21 AM i agree with you. Contract for Colo is really good, if he is not willing to take it then sell him, bring in younger player. Also sell Simpson he is not good enough, and is refusing an increased contract. With his non-sence playing to give him 25 grand a week is like a charity.

  • 7 Rotonda heights // Feb 26, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    why the hell woudl anyone want to keep simpson

  • 8 davybtoon // Feb 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Simpson can leave he shouldn’t even b playing now he’s awful

  • 9 Brutooon // Feb 26, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    1) Give Collocini a maximum of 3 years extension. NO WAY we gave him 5 years. By 33 or 34 he will lose some pace and therefore we are paying hugh wages for a player at his end of career

    2) Used to like Danny Simpson as a player and person. but now he always gave an average performance. Sorry, we need a new Right Back in Summer

  • 10 milkman808 // Feb 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Same here, Simpson is terrible, get rid, even Colo shows his weaknesses now and again, alongside Williamson he struggles sometimes. Santon better going forward then defending…………

  • 11 Sheikh MagToon // Feb 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Statement that we find it difficult to sign up existing players on new contracts is untrue. Strategy is consistent: offer those who we want to keep long term deals and those who don’t accept get sold. In last year we have new contracts with Steven T, Tiote, Williamson, Jonas. Issue from Simpson is that he thinks he’s worth more; most of us disagree.

  • 12 west-ldn magpie // Feb 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Best news since we singed cisse.




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