It’s not a big surprise that Danny Guthrie will be leaving Newcastle this summer.
Danny Guthrie – a good player and a good lad
His four year deal at Newcastle runs out at the end of June and he will become a free agent.
Danny was signed by Newcastle in the summer of 2008 from Liverpool, when Kevin Keegan was manager.
But he’s had a lot of injuries on Tyneside, but showed what a very good player he is with some top performances last season, when he has deputized in central midfield for Newcastle.
Danny cost around £3M when we signed him, but he should be able to get a good deal in the summer, and he’s been strongly linked with Aston Villa.
But since Alex McLeish was fired last Monday, he will need to wait to see who the new manager is, but a lot of good Premier League clubs will be taking a hard look at signing Danny up, he’s such a low risk as a free agent.
It’s hard to blame a guy who leave Newcastle because he wants first team football, and Danny made this clear on his Twitter account:
“Massive thank you to all toon fans its been great but I have to be playing first team football, the toon will always be in my heart.”
Alan Pardew has said that Danny is not happy when he’s not in the first team, and for that reason he should leave Newcastle.
The standards at Newcastle have risen a lot since Alan Pardew came in a very short eighteen months ago, otherwise maybe Danny could have played more games.
But he’s been a good player for Newcastle over the last four years and he’s a good lad.
For the record Danny played 104 times for Newcastle with 9 goals, and we thank him for his work on Tyneside, and wish him the very best in his future career on the football field.