We’ve been wondering when Newcastle would be selling Danny Simpson this summer, because Alan Pardew made it clear several times this year, that if Danny didn’t sign his new contract at Newcastle he would be moved out, since it has only one year to run before he will become a free agent.
Danny Simpson – happy on Tyneside and Alan Pardew is my friend
And Danny was in the starting line-up again yesterday in Newcastle’s great 2-1 win over Tottenham, and he did a reasonable job of containing the dangerous Gareth Bale on the left wing.
Simpson has now made 113 appearances for Newcastle in the three seasons he has been on Tyneside, since joining from Manchester United for around £500K in January of 2010, after being on loan for the first part of that season in the Championship.
Talks have stalled more than once over the last year, but Danny has been consistent in always saying he never wanted to leave Newcastle – so why doesn’t he jut sign his new five year deal that’s on the table for him?
This is what Danny said to talkSPORT after the game last night:
“I’m staying. I never once considered leaving.” “As far as I’m concerned I’m staying here. I love the players and I love the manager. Alan Pardew is a top manager and he’s a good friend as well.” “You’ve seen what the fans are like so why would I want to leave this place?”
We have to think with the good attitude Danny has about Newcastle, that the powers that be at the club will make another attempt to get Danny to sign his new deal, and he’ll not get much more money at any other club, and after all money isn’t everyhting – even in football.
Sign along the dotted line Danny boy – please.
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