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.