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West Ham Join The Race For Newcastle Full-Back

8:34 am, Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 20 Comments

West Ham United are now interested in signing Newcastle right-back Danny Simpson.

Danny Simpson – in action against Blackburn

West Ham are trying to improve their squad after coming straight back up from England’s second flight last season, albeit via the playoff route.

The were outplayed in the final game at Wembley by Blackpool, but the Hammers took more of their chances – and Blackpool have only themselves to blame,  for missing up to four gilt edged chances in that game, which could have seen them return to the big time.

The news is that Newcastle’s  Board are growing more and more frustrated that Danny will not sign the new deals that have been offered to him, and they will not let Danny leave the club on a free transfer next summer.

The transfer fee quoted of £4M seems a little high, given Danny has only one year left on his contract, but the time is getting close when Newcastle will put the player on the transfer list, and sell him to the highest bidder.

Newcastle’s contract offer more than doubles what Danny is currently getting at the club, and is said to be around £25K a week.

Fulham are already in the hunt for the former Manchester United defender, and Aston Villa were interested when Scot Alex McLeish was the manager, but since former Norwich boss Paul Lambert took over the reins at Villa Park, it remains to be seen if they still have an interest in Simpson.

West Ham are looking for a replacement for French right-back Julian Faubert, who has been released by the London club, at the end of his five year contract.

It is thought that Danny would prefer a move to London, if he cannot reach agreement on his contract on Tyneside, but the time for that is rapidly running out.

Frenchman Mathieu Debuchy,  Crystal Palace’s Nathaniel Clyne, Ajax defender and sometime midfielder Vernun  Anita,  and Dutch International Erik Pieters are players who can play full-back who have been linked with Newcastle this summer, and could replace Simpson.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Danny Simpson · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Colo-Sus // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    What was Cabaye’s crack yesterday then on twitter?

    Did he come out with anything in the end?

  • 2 Jan Stavik // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Debouchy looks mint, but he’ll not be easy to get on board given his fine form in Euro2012.

    I will miss Simmo’s goal line clearances, hopefully with better players wie will not need to make these last ditch clearances!

  • 3 toonincheek // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    I would have thought 2½-3 million to be reasonable.

  • 4 rich_toonfan // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Surely we are not in a strong position to negotiate with other clubs over this.

    It I either accept what they offer or lose him on a free next summer.

  • 5 cyprus // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    So, the Board are frustrated that he won’t accept their grand offer, which would still see him as the lowest paid 1st team player, while valuing him at 4 mil with just one year remaining on his contract? Hmm, so, they over-rate under-rate him? Danny, whatever you do decide I’m with you man.

  • 6 Rotonda heights // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    His goal line clearances were because he’s not closing down the person who had the shot. A bit like Given used to make great saves because he never came and claimed the ball in the first place.

    Debuchy makes Simpson look conference standard. Debuchy gets forward menacingly, doesn’t keep backing off and showing inside and deflecting OG’s. Even if it took 8M for Debuchy, we could maybe get 3M for Simpson to help offset.

  • 7 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Getting bored of this simmo thing now turning into another enrique just get shot sharp offer him to west ham along with forster for say £6-8 million thens thats 2 players who dont want to be here funding a move for a player/s who do

  • 8 Beattie25 // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Debuchy in 1 game looked 5 times the player Danny has ever looked.

    If we can get £4 million for him and Debuchy signs for £6.5 million (€8 million) then that extra £2.5 mill will take us to the next level of quality.

    It also shows why the continent is so much better in terms of value!!

  • 9 cyprus // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Whenever I see a goal line clearance again I’ll know that that defender was really to blame in the first place, because he let the striker shoot

  • 10 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Rotonda agree with ya he always stands off always allows the cross or tackles far to late when hes been carved open which always seems to a free kick on the edge of the box and on top of all of that hes utter sh1te going forward

  • 11 Beattie25 // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:03 AM


    Not about over eating him or under rating him it’s about rating him in terms of his quality.

    He will be offered a wage of a player not in the starting 11 because he won’t be there next year so why pay 35k a week for a bench warmer??

    Also the £4 mill valuation is reflective of the current climate and demand for decent English players. Over priced but somebody will pay it.

  • 12 bigmattyn // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Is anyone else getting the problem that when they go on to they only get articles up until 28th May? It’s really starting to piss me off that I have to check twitter to read every new article! Ed sort it out!

  • 13 jesperfuglsang // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Beattie I dont think Simmo will get us £ 4 mil and nor do I think we can get Debuchy for 6.5 mil now that the Euro has started 🙁

    He will probably cost us in the region of 8 mil now.

    Dont know if we will pay that for a fullback. History says otherwise, but you will never know 🙂

  • 14 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Ah cyprus one of the only remaining members of the mike ashley is the anti christ brigade

  • 15 Spoof // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    According to the Journal the biggest problem is the fee, same as with Anita, both players want to come but we can’t meet the asking price, we got superb deals for Cabaye and Tiote, but we cant expect deals as good as those all the time, I hope those deals don’t make us too mean when it comes to future deals, they could turn out to be a curse rather than the blessing which they should be

  • 16 Rotonda heights // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:08 AM


    that’s the spirit. good man.

  • 17 Rotonda heights // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:10 AM


    We don’t want to be over eating him do we!!!

  • 18 edadamson1 // Jun 13, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    i dont really know who danny thinks he is he over estimates is limited ability, he did a great job last season, but i wouldnt put money on him doing it again. he would be a good back up but i cant wait for debuchy to sign. also with players like marveaux, vuckic, abeid, ferguson, sammy coming through and playing more games next season. i dont think we need to go daft on new signings, obviously if someone big leaves then we will have to replace, but with more defensive cover we should be okay

  • 19 SmileyFace // Jun 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM


    Type in

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  • 20 Willo // Jun 13, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Send Tomkins the other way and we’ll throw in Danny.

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