London Club Eyeing Newcastle Defender

Danny Simpson has said once again that he doesn’t want to leave Newcastle.

Danny Simpson – on his bike in the summer?

But it seems he doesn’t want to stay enough to sign his new deal and the likelihood is that he will be sold in the summer.

We would expect a number of Premier League clubs to be interested in the player, who has shown over the last couple of seasons, that he’s a good player in the Premier League.

And it seems Fulham are one of the clubs interested in Danny, and they may be the first club to make a formal approach for the player.

But we don’t know whether Newcastle have yet informed clubs of Dany Simpson’s availability, which is normal when a player is made officially available.

It seems that Martin Jol has made the right back spot a priority at Craven Cottage, and Danny Simpson would fit the role, but it will depend on how much Fulham bid for the player, because the Magpies will want a decent fee for the former Manchester United defender.

Jol wants to bring in some competition for Irishman Stephen Kelly, who was previously at Birmingham and Tottenham, and Simpson would certainly provide that.

Newcastle’s right back has been offered around £25K/week at Newcastle, which is more than twice what he was receiving – rumored to be little more than £10K/week, so that seems a decent enough offer from Newcastle.

But Simpson feels that it is below what he knows other comparable players are receiving at the club, but says the extra amount he is requesting is small.

We think Danny should sign the deal – otherwise he will be moved out, as the Newcastle hierarchy have shown before that they will not give higher wages where they don’t think it’s earned or appropriate.

We now think Danny will move in the summer, but we’d prefer that he stay on Tyneside.

Danny’s a good player, and according to Alan Pardew he  is also a low maintenance player who gives him no trouble at all.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • Ollieh51

    May 21, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Siimpson – Decent player but better availabel to us currently.

    Would love to have him as a back up but he’s not going to want to stay with us and pick up a bigger wagge I think, he’d rather play elsewhere which is fair enough.

    Not too worried as long as we can get a replacement in BEFORE he goes.

  • Beattie25

    May 21, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #2

    What all this talk from people thinking I’m Beardo? I’d rather be accused of being Planb!

    Where are you Beardo? it is time for both of us to clear our soiled names!

  • Tiote

    May 21, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Wheres every1 2day. Is it a bank holiday?

  • Beattie25

    May 21, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Simpson is giving it the whole ‘I don’t want to leave’ spiel knowing full well whether or not he is off. It is talk to stop the abuse that may be aimed at him in the future.

    He is away IMO

  • Tooooon

    May 21, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Actually the first time I’ve ever wanted a Newcastle player to leave… he says he’s not greedy but what type of person rejects 25k a week for more and says he’s not “greedy”, 25k is the most I’d give him. He’s always been our weak link and I’m not fussed if he leaves, alright defensively but useless at crossing, he’s never hit a good cross EVER.

  • Graeme

    May 21, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #6

    I don’t think you can blame him for holding out on signing a deal. If we knew our co-workers were on £100 a week more than we were being offered, you would hold out for some sort of parity, we all would!!!

    He wants to stay, I think that’s fairly obvious and he wants a comparable deal to others he believes are at his level within the club – a perfectly normal expectation.

    He always has the choice to move on, to get the parity he wants, but as we all know far to well, the grass isn’t always as green as it looks elsewhere and its a damn site easier staying where you are if you get somewhere close to what you were looking for than it is to up sticks and move out!!

  • geordiesteve520

    May 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #7

    @5 Yesy he has!!! He hit that amazing crosss at Forest that went in…oh I see what you mean :p

  • redondo77

    May 21, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #8


    Big sam also bought Beye and get rid of Solano too.

  • Tooooon

    May 21, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #9

    Maybe it was a bit harsh what I said…. would be a shame to lose another English player and he seems a good lad, but it annoys me how you have 50% youth unemployment in countries like Spain, who would kill to be on minimum wage and he’s rejected a salary a week which most people his age wouldn’t even get in a year.

  • Tooooon

    May 21, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Yeah but Graeme, that extra £100 a week could mean the difference between putting bread on our table, but for Simpson that extra £10k he wants is the difference of putting another Mercedes in his garage or a diamond ring on his lass.

  • redondo77

    May 21, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #11

    Good and loyal english player is very hard to find. mostly decent players and overpriced, they only need a few good performances and then the price goes up sky high. example henderson, i don’t even know what is he good at and he was 20mil, so is downing.

  • Tooooon

    May 21, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #12

    I guarantee Simspon is going to leave us and join Fulham for £30k a month, £5k more than he’d be getting here, just because of pride… I know I’d give up 5k a week of my wages to play for a top 5 team than a mid-table nostalgic drawing team, who will stand no chance when Dempsey get’s flogged.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #13

    You can’t compare a countries economic crisis with what a footballer gets paid everyweek.Simpson probabably doesn’t even realise that Spain has an emploment issue and if he did I’m sure it wouldn’t affect his contract negotiations.

  • BigKirky

    May 21, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #14

    Simpson is an ok player who has done well enough this season at certain areas and overall. To me, that’s not the issue.

    A way to look at why people aren’t keen on Simpson staying is simply this…

    Is Simpson as good at full back as Tiote is at defensive midfield, Krul in goal, Colo at centre half or Cisse at centre forward?

    For me it’s a no chance. He has been injury free and reliable in appearances but he’s not in the class of the others to their position.

    In previous months there was talk of Ben Arfa turning over possession by giving the ball away, yet time and time again i see a medium to long range air ball played by Simpson which also gives the ball back to the opposition.

    It’s right that he was congratulated for the amount of goal line clearances, however there is an arguement of how many chances we would have created at the other end if his pretty abysmal crosses had some quality.

    I’d still keep him at the club but i’d see him as backup to a quality fullback and that is where the issue lies i reckon

  • Rotonda heights

    May 21, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #15

    I think it says it all that he feels he needs to say ” I’m not greedy” !!! it’s like people who say ” I’m not stupid” always feel the need to say it.

  • mondziu

    May 21, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #16

    I’m far from being an enthusiast of Simpson’s football, but I really don’t understand the abuse he is getting.

    He wants parity with first-team players, because he is in the first team. He wants wages that reflect that. He knows that the moment he signs a long-term deal on 25k/w he signs his own warrant, as the club will be more than happy to have a solid defensive back-up fulfilling the English players quota on a moderate wage (in EPL terms).

    FFS, isn’t that what all of you would have planned for him anyway? Sign the deal, then bring Debuchy and bench Simpson? How can you blame the guy for protecting his own interest and not only money-wise. And how is his situation different to Guthrie’s in that regard? Simpson knows he is not first team player in the long term unless he is given wages that reflect that, simple.

    Good luck at Fulham Danny.

  • check the toastie

    May 21, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #17

    yet another Simpson debate, please fcuk off Simpson, as quick as possible. Look forward to Ben10 torturing you next year.

  • mondziu

    May 21, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #18

    it’s actually an article about Simpson and his future.


    May 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #19

    Think Simpson is as good as gone! Would,nt surprise me if it was Fulham! who get him!

    We certainly seem to get in problems when it comes to contracts though! Who was it who arranged that BA would have a release clause in his contract regarding any future transfer elsewhere!
    It sounds like someone ( Agent? ) really bloody screwed there when BA came from West Ham!

  • RobertLeeNo.7

    May 21, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #20

    I think Simpson is as good as gone too, its A shame cause although he’s not the best RB in the league he is far from the worst and has saved us a good few points this season. He hasn’t bungled anywhere near as much as Willo and Santon who I am a fan of and understand he’s settling has been pretty bad at times. Simmo deserves a break from so called toon fans and I for one would like him to stay.. but as a squad player.

  • RobertLeeNo.7

    May 21, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #21

    NEWEXPATMAGPIE – I believe Ba and his agent would of come up with the suggestion of a clause in the contract and I have a feeling Newcastle if they wanted to take him on a free had to accept that which if sold through the clause would leave Newcastle breaking even. You got to remember coming into this season expectations weren’t as high as they are now so Ba might of thought it might be a gamble and Newcastle also thinking Ba might be a gamble. The deal was probably good for both parties last summer. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. 🙂

  • phoonck

    May 21, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #22

    waiting for ben arfa to torture simpson next season? i dont think so, cos simpson is a right back and pardew likes to play ben arfa on the right..

    anyway, i think simpson has all the right to negotiate and ask for a higher salary. you see, its a career for them footballers. just like anyone of us working in our company. we feel are are underpaid when compared to some similar levelled colleagues and u’ll feel either the company pay u what u think u are worth or leave for pasture new. its common for us, why not footballers? if you are counteroffered more than double than what you are offered at your current company, but the other company being a smaller enterprise, what would u choose? some of you here will probably take the offer, cos money talks. thats how this world works. sometimes passion and environment alone is not enough..

  • phoonck

    May 21, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #23

    u cant compare it this way pal.. a person on a wage of £1000 per week would gladly take a payrise of £200 per week to £1200 per week. do u really think another person who’s on £15,000 per week be as glad to take a payrise of £200 per week to £15,200 per week?


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