Danny Simpson will be returning from his vacation from over here in the US next week.
Danny Simpson – wont sign new deal to stay at Newcastle
It’s still a strange situation with Danny, because the news is that he still wants to stay at Newcastle, but he has not signed the very latest deal put to him by Newcastle, and it could well be that Newcastle agree to sell him for a suitable fee shortly.
Newcastle cannot wait for too much longer, because they will need to know if Danny needs to be replaced at right-back, with the currently targets being to bring in a center-back and a full back to bolster Newcastle’s back four.
But that would assume Danny stays on Tyenside, and another defender would be drafted in if Danny is moved out.
Fulham are one club interested in taking Simpson to London, but QPR also have an interest in the former Manchester United defender, who has shown himself to be a very good Premier League full-back.
And we wouldn’t be at all surprised if Norwich City’s new manager Chris Hughton wants to take Danny to East Anglia, since Chris signed the player in the summer of 2009, initially on loan from the Red Devils.
A source close to Simpson told the local papers this morning:
“Danny will see where the land lies when he returns from holiday. If he does leave Newcastle then London would be a real attraction for him.”
If Simpson does leave, or is forced out on a transfer because he will not sign the best deal Newcastle are willing to offer, the Magpies will hardly be left short at right back.
20 year-old James Tavernier is available to fight for the position, assuming he signs a new deal to stay at Newcastle, and the youngster will probably get a fair number of games next season, with Newcastle being back in Europe.
And the two players that Newcastle have been after are 26 year-old Mathieu Debuchy of Lille, and 21 year-old Nathaniel Clyne of Crystal Palace with our readers preferring Debuchy by 70% to 24%, with 6% undecided.
Danny Guthrie has already decided to move on to seek first team football elsewhere, and if Danny doesn’t sign his new deal very shortly, he could be sold to a London club.
That’s because gone are the times when the Tyneside club will pamper to the demands of their players on wages.
What do you think?