As we said in our earlier report today – the Danny Simpson saga seems to be dragging on – and on – and on.
Danny Simpson - in action against Swansea
The news is that Danny Simpson has again refused to sign a new deal for Newcastle, and that the club will move him out in the summer.
But Danny has been interviewed in the local Sunday Sun today, and again he says he doesn’t want to leave the club:
“I’m not a greedy player and I just want to be on par with the other players around me. In football terms, what I’m asking for is by no means outrageous.”
“I want to stay at this club and I’ve been saying that all season. I’ve recently had a baby, I’m happy here and so is my family.” “Hopefully me and the club can find some solution.”
“I want to stay but if I have to move, then I will accept it and move on.” “Newcastle is a great club, what with 50,000 screaming Geordies at the game every week. Why would I want to leave?”
“There is speculation but I want to state, like I have all season, I want to stay.” “Over the last two years I’ve played nearly 80 games and started most of them.”
“I’m not being greedy, this club is on the up, the manager and staff are brilliant – I want to stay.”
Newcastle fans seem in no mood to listen to a player wanting more money at the club, because when we were relegated Newcastle had the 6th top wage bill in the Premier League but finished in 18th position.
The players let Newcastle down badly in that relegation season, and the Newcastle Board are in no mood to go back to the old ways of vastly overpaying players, for what they produce for the club.
For the record Danny had a good season, and played in 40 games with one goal, and in his Newcastle career he has made 112 total appearances with two goals.
What Danny says is also correct, but it seems he will need to choose between what Newcastle have offered him, or move on. And if the difference between the two parties is not much, then why doesn’t he just sign along the dotted line?
There’s always two sides to any disagreement.
What do you think about this?