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Has Danny Simpson Been Signed By Reading?

9:52 am, Friday, July 13th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 50 Comments

There is news coming through that Reading have won the race for Danny Simpson – and to think we didn’t even know there was a race on to sign the Newcastle right-back. 😀

Danny Simpson – signed by Reading?

The Daily Star is even reporting that Reading will sign the 25 year-old Newcastle right-back on a three year deal on £30K/week.

That’s about what Newcastle offered the former Newcastle United defender during his new contract negotiations on Tyneside, which he has resisted signing for over a year now.

But if this news is true, then Newcastle have grown tired of Danny not signing the new deal, and they have  sold him so he doesn’t become a free agent next summer, when his deal runs out on Tyneside.

The other thing that must be true if this news is accurate, is that Newcastle must be fairly certain of signing Mathieu Debuchy from French club Lille, otherwise they will have hardly have been willing to let Danny leave and join the other Danny – Danny Guthrie – who joined Reading last week.

West Ham, QPR and Fulham are other clubs that were said to be interested in signing Simpson, but it appears the Royals have signed the former Red Devils’  defender, if these reports are to be believed.

Maybe the reports were generated by what Reading boss McDermott said yesterday:

“We’re gong away to Portugal and I’d like to get a couple more in before then.” “We’re close so watch this space. I’m looking to strengthen the squad the best I can and to give it balance in areas where we are short.”

“I’m not going to say where they are but if you look at the team you will probably reach the same conclusions as me.”

No news on what the fee was for Simpson, but we expect its around the £2M to £3M mark –  and that’s always assuming this news is true.

Simpson could also have decided to leave Newcastle once he had it verified that Newcastle were looking to bring in French International right-back Mathieu Debuchy to Tyneside.

Danny Simpson has played 112 times for Newcastle with two goals, and he has been the permanent right back at Newcastle for the last three seasons, during which time the Tyneside club has made a remarkable come back from the second division,  to 5th top of the Premier League last season, and European competition again.

Not too bad.

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50 responses so far ↓

  • 1 studsy // Jul 13, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    I think so as were about to aign debuchy according to sky:

  • 2 studsy // Jul 13, 2012 at 9:55 AM


  • 3 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jul 13, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    I say before we sign Debuchy, we hold an off the line clearance competition with Simmo. Whoever wins gets this good contract.

    Anyone agree? 🙂

  • 4 markmac // Jul 13, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    We will have to hope for official news asap then…on the debuchy front that is of cause

  • 5 Beattie25 // Jul 13, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Is anybody else super hard?

  • 6 studsy // Jul 13, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Ha Ibiza, My biggest quibble with the ‘But he has cleared a million goals of the line for us’ arguement about simpson is that 999,999 of them were created to simpson being out of position lol

  • 7 scotty17321 // Jul 13, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Haha Ibiza, sky reporting borini fee agreed, Carroll wearing black and white next season ?

  • 8 Hatem's better than Messi // Jul 13, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Shame if we sign Debuchy and lose Simpson.

    Throwing Debuchy into English football isn’t ideal and the competition for places would be good.

    Perhaps we’ll sign a LB too. 🙂

  • 9 studsy // Jul 13, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    I am, thnks to my little Asian Friends Beattie:

  • 10 Magpie from Lithuania // Jul 13, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    HA HA HA HA HA, what a piece of sh…!

  • 11 Toonboy_84 // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    I have a semi beattie. The stonker will arise when he’s holding that scarf up 😉

  • 12 Bloody Marveauxlous // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    The deal is worth £7 million as well! Looks like we’re spending good money!

  • 13 Beattie25 // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Oh, so we sign Debuchy (nearly) and now there’s talk of letting statistically the best right back in the league leave?

    When will it end. #noambition

  • 14 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM


    Studsy…Well, we must give him credit for getting back so quickly then? Two part competition then. Time to get back from messing up and then goal line clearances?

    Hatem….Ideally having the 2 of them would be great, Simmo isn’t going to stay and wait though. Stand up young Tav!

  • 15 Dannyo // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Altho Danny is solid, Debuchy is exciting, big contrast in the players as debuchy is awesome go forward and Simmo is a good defender.
    But there’ll be goals to be scored and chances to be had due to Debuchy comin in. Hopefully it’ll make up for some dodgy defending by Debuchy.
    Excited is the word of today!

  • 16 ilovetoon8788 // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Debuschy is in! Wooohoooo! At long long last!!!!

  • 17 Magpie from Lithuania // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Tav, Deb and Santon for BR, and Sant, Jonas, Fergie and Raylor for RB. And We still have Perchinio to cover all positions except goalkeepers 😉

  • 18 Magpie from Lithuania // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Tav, Deb and Santon for BR, and Sant, Jonas, Fergie and Raylor for LB. And We still have Perchinio to cover all positions except goalkeepers

  • 19 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    I’ll say it now…If simmo goes we’re doomed for relegation 😉

  • 20 TorqToon // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Borini fee agreed so AC must be on the move somewhere!! Also SSN reporting that Hoillett is off to Germany today to discuss a transfer. According with Borrusia Monstermunchbag but we are in Germany also so you never know?!?!

  • 21 Dannyo // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Sky also reporting that Hoilett is now close to Borossia.

  • 22 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Get in debuchy love pards interviews the crafty old fox!!

    Borini will def spell the end of carroll atleast starting for pool good little player

  • 23 ilovetoon8788 // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    How far Carroll has fallen. But I wouldn’t mind him back on loan with view to permanent transfer with us. Still an outstanding striker. If he had same level of confidence with Liverpool as he had with us. He would have destroyed us when we played Liverpool. That was how dominant he was.

  • 24 studsy // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Im certainly not saying that simmo was a bad player Ibiza, and i agree it takes a good player to cover his backside and others with goal line clearences…however i think having debuchy at RB and we wont see as many balls trying to penetrate the kruls gap…urgh!

  • 25 studsy // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    wow…the kruls gap?…
    Time Kruls Goal* lol

  • 26 saxonfenken // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Never thought Debuchy was coming, but am excited if true, and sadly if Danny wants out let him go now, instead of being unhappy on the bench and free next year.

  • 27 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Studsy…I was only playing mate. Simmo is definitely replaceable, he’s also not as bad as some make out. Oh well, looks like that debate is over 🙂

  • 28 MagpiesFlyHigh // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Beattie Ibiza

    Nights are drawing in lads ?

  • 29 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    SSN apparantly weve accepted a £5m + carroll bid for lpool for doris our tea lady

  • 30 Hemel Mag // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    I dont post that often, but read every day and I cant help getting excited by new signings and miffed when we dont. BUT
    I don’t get all this talk of hard ons and cracking one off because we’re going to sign someone. I’m as passionate as any Toon fan trust me but come on, really?

    I’d understand it if we’d just signed say, Rhiana, Kylie os even Wor Cheryl or even if I thought you were being metaphoric but worryingly i really believe there are some of you sat with your pants down yanking one off to the sky sports yellow bar
    I know it’s boring but get a grip- No pun intended.
    You’re just weirdos 😉

  • 31 MagpiesFlyHigh // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM


    Naw you were right first time

    The Krul gap is the tiny crevice between the two FBs and Krul when they’re all stood on the line that Tim has to cover to make a save from incoming…

  • 32 Nick 69 // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    will be over the moon if iits true about Debuchy. We need an upgrade on Simpson massviely. And we have plenty of plaeyrs who can cover RB. Perch, Tav, Raylor, Santon and also if it comes down to it Jonas can play there aswell as Gosling who played there quite a lot at Everton

  • 33 MagpiesFlyHigh // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:15 AM


    Correction….Beattie is a weirdo

  • 34 Beattie25 // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Sorry Hemel I was reading your post and got turned on by all your talk of man hugging a penis.

    What were you saying??

  • 35 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Hemel…Respect your opinion on the matter and can confirm that yes, we are weirdo’s 🙂

  • 36 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Chronicle saying we’re back in for Douglas – please don’t be true. Bye bye Sakho.

  • 37 Paps // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Hoilett to borussia moifghdfjcyjvgjcghcghbach? theyre worse than redknapp was

  • 38 SupaToonKid // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Pards is a sly, old Silver Fox 😉 claiming we weren’t signing anybody in the next 14 days. Got to love the man!

    All not is over in the Hoilett chase neither despite chances looking thin as he is only to going to have a chat/negotiate with them rather than agreeing a deal. With us in Germany as well, i’m sure we’ll send our lads in to offer him some other options. 😉

  • 39 Beattie25 // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:19 AM


    Regarding Hoilett I would not be at all surprised if he is enroute to the German training camp.

    All it would take is a journo to get a whiff of his travel arrangements and then put 2 and 2 together.

    If he woke up this morning, put pen to paper, took some photos and then get him out of the country so he can’t be pestered then expect to see a picture soon on the website.

    And if he did go to munchingballsack then I would be surprised.

  • 40 OoAhDembaBa // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Carroll’s 1/1 to rejoin us haha

  • 41 Ben3arfa // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    really beginning to hate these borussia monchengladbach lot

    theyre like pests

    i though that hoilett wanted to stay in england so he can qualify to play for the national team , dont think playing in germany will help him there?

  • 42 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    This is some wave of optimism guys 🙂

  • 43 Rotonda heights // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:22 AM


    what are you on about throwing him at the deep end. Didn’t seem to stop Tiote, Cabaye, Cisse etc!!! Tavernier will be the reserve standby and he is way better than simpson.

    Simpson offers nothing going forward, and yes a couple of goal line clearances but all the backing off and OG deflections went against all that as he was so often out of position when it mattered.

  • 44 Rotonda heights // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    My joy at Debuchy will be short lived if we sign carroll. Huge backward step.

  • 45 Toon_Jock // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Jesus, Reading after half our squad!!

  • 46 bambams // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Boys if Hoillet does not sign for us then he is not the type of person we need or want at the club. We would be ideal for him and visa versa – if he wants to go to gladyaback then it’s only for the wages. I have never felt so encouraged about a forthcoming season since we signed big al . Have a feeling we may have two signings today, here’s hoping

  • 47 Levi // Jul 13, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    if hoilett is off to germany in the next couple of days it will either be to sign for the german team or catch up with our squad 🙂

  • 48 Lee Dodd // Jul 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Just Passed Andy Carroll In His Range Rover Heading Down The A69 to Newcastle ??? whats He up 2 ???

  • 49 magpiebop // Jul 13, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    I’d sign Cheryl Cole anywhere she wants!

  • 50 89Norcal // Jul 13, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Best of luck to danny, I can think of at least 2 games where he saved our skins over hte past year and personally saved a good 4 points for us last season.

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