The Daily Mail is reporting today that it seems certain that Danny Simpson is on his way in the summer.
Danny Simpson – will be replaced at Newcastle
With only one year left on his contract, the Danny Simpson saga is getting as bad as last year’s with Jose Enrique, who eventually joined Liverpool in August of last year.
Newcastle are unwilling to keep Danny Simpson until he can leave for nothing in a year’s time, when his contract runs out, and they will attempt to sell him to the highest bidder in the summer transfer window.
And it looks like two full backs could be coming in, with Newcastle closely linked with 21 year-old Crystal Palace right-back Nathaniel Clyne last week.
Clyne is a free agent at the end of June, but Newcastle will need to agree compensation with Crystal Palace for him, and that seems to be the stumbling block at the moment.
Another full-back Newcastle are linked with is Lille’s French International Mathieu Debuchy, who is a close friend of Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
But we’d be surprised if the two of them were brought in, since both play at right back, and Newcastle need at least one player who can play across the back four and in the left back position.
One of those players is 23 year-old Montpellier captain, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, and Newcastle have been linked closely with the French U21 International, who is in France’s provisional 27 squad for the European Cup this summer.
And Erik Pieters could be brought in from PSV, as the Dutch International’s favorite position is at left back, but he can also play in central defense too.
Ajax center-back Jan Vertonghen, FC Twente center-back Douglas and Ajax center-back Toby Alderweireld are other defenders Newcastle have been linked with this year.
But it seems that time is running out for Danny Simpson at Newcastle.