There are currently three clubs after Newcastle’s Danny Simpson.
Danny Simpson - in action against West Brom
The Newcastle right-back returns from holiday this week, and his future is likely to be sorted out, one way or the other, very soon.
Newcastle could pick up as much as £4M for the former Manchester United defender, if he doesn’t sign his new contract within the next week or so.
That would be a decent price for a player who has just one year left on his contract at Newcastle, and who cost only £500K from Manchester united in January of 2010, when we were in the Championship.
Danny has done well at Newcastle, and has proven himself to be a Premier League class full-back, and he’s appeared for the Tyneside club 112 times with two goals over the last three seasons, and has improved a lot in Newcastle’s colors.
Two London clubs are said to be after the player, QPR and Fulham, and if the news is to be believed, he would prefer a move to London if he cannot get an improved deal on Tyneside.
The third club interested in him is Norwich City, and new manager Chris Hughton was the manager who brought him to Newcastle in the summer of 2009, initially on loan from the Red Devils.
It seems that £4M would be a decent price for Newcastle, if we can get that much, and there’s at least two new players right there.
We still hope that Danny comes to his senses and signs the deal to keep him at Newcastle, because we think the 25 year-old can still improve at Newcastle.
Vernun Anita of Ajax, is being heavily linked with Newcastle, and the 23 year-old can play in defensive midfield or in either full-back position.
So Anita could challenge for the right back position next season if he is signed, whether or not Danny is still at the club at that time.
The saga about Danny is getting almost as bad as with left-back Jose Enrique last year at this time, and of course Jose finally signed on at Liverpool for £6M.
What do you think?