News in the Sun today that 25 year-old Danny Simpson may be looking to try his luck in Serie A, with a number of Italian clubs said to be interested in the Newcastle right back.
Danny Simpson – three Italian clubs interested
And we all know that Danny’s contract runs out at Newcastle in the summer, and that he could even leave in January, when Newcastle will get a small fee for him, rather than have him leave for nothing in the summer.
But with Newcastle’s current precarious league position, the Tyneside club may just wait until the summer, and let the former Manchester United defender become a free agent.
The news is that Simpson is being chased by three Italian clubs – Roma, Parma and Palermo – and they are said to be offering the 25 year-old Newcastle defender a four-year deal at £50K/week.
It’s hard to believe they would be offering Danny such a high wage, but there again there is no transfer fee involved if he leaves in the summer, which is why free agents these days can get themselves some very good deals at the end of their contracts.
Danny has said time and time again that he would like to stay at Newcastle, who have offered him £30K/week and a five year deal, but if this news is true then Danny could well be off to Italy in the summer.
For the record, Danny has played 124 times for Newcastle with two goals, since he joined initially on loan in the summer of 2009 from the Red Devils, and that was just after the Magpies had been relegated, and he then signed on full-time in the following January for around £500K.
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