We thought it was odd that Danny Guthrie had not even been on the bench in recent games for Newcastle.
Danny Guthrie – will leave Newcastle this summer
And we have surmised that could mean he will leave Newcastle in the summer, and Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, this season’s Premier League Manager Of The Season – has said that Danny wants first team football and therefore he should leave Newcastle.
We’re sure there has been some private talks between Alan and Danny Guthrie, and we’re also sure that Alan has said he’s not guaranteed first team football next season.
Danny will become a free agent when his contract runs out on June 30th, and the news has been that Aston Villa are interested in him, but that could change if Alex McLeish gets the sack at Villa Park in the summer, which we expect him to.
And there were reports a couple of days ago that Danny Simpson had again turned down a Newcastle contract offer, and that he would therefore be sold, with Newcastle getting tired of the Danny Simpson saga, which has existed since last summer.
So it looks like both Dannys will leave Newcastle this summer.
This is what Alan Pardew said today:
““Danny Simpson has been offered a great contract, but his agent seems to think it isn’t acceptable.” “He has a decision. He takes our offer, stays for a year or goes.”
“It’s a decision for him and his agent.” “I think him and his agent should decide to stay.”
“Danny Guthrie wants to play first-team football and if that’s the case, he should go.” ” He’s done a brilliant job for us.” “His position is less secure than Danny Simpson.”
“He can hold his head up high that he’s represented us in the proper manner.” “If we do a deal to keep him, great. If not he’ll do a job elsewhere.”
Unless Simpson has a change of heart he will be sold, and Danny Guthrie will leave also, simply because it will be the best thing for his career.
Danny Simpson - at contract impasse with Newcastle
We have to remember that the standards at Newcastle will keep improving, as the club look to improve their squad in both quality and size in the summer, ready for European competition next season.
Danny Guthrie has been great for Newcastle this season, and Danny Simpson has done a good job at right back since he arrived in August of 2009, when all was all doom and gloom on Tyneside, but gone are the days that Newcastle pamper their players with excessive contracts.
We don’t expect Newcastle to budge on the contract situation with Simpson, and he will therefore likely leave the club in the summer, unless he has a change of position with his contract.