Newcastle Defender Pursued By Three Italian Clubs


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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131 comments so far

  • check the toastie

    Nov 27, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #1

    The only Italian Simpleson will be playing for is Zola at Watford, Championship here he comes.

    Roma what a laugh……………

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #2

    My mistake maybe Di Canio at Swindon, they might offer him 50k a week. 🙂

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  • ginkoh

    Nov 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #3

    Joke ?

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  • rainrix

    Nov 27, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Hmm Wizard i believe this must be linked to the steven taylor conspiracy, just need to connect the dots. 🙂

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #5

    It would be the most apt place for him, given the shape of the country, many have wanted to give him the boot for a long time!

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 27, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #6

    good luck to the lad,,

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 27, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #7

    why should we care where he goes?

    if he isnt good enough, he could play on the moon for all i care

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 27, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #8

    Catchy, you are setting a great example, you know what i am going to join you,

    Simpson i wish you all the best wherever your career takes you, good luck, and all the best on the goalline clearances.

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 27, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #9

    Catchy- Don’t you post under Dead Man Walking anymore ?

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 27, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #10

    Ruddy- Don’t phone us!

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #11

    Good riddance. Cares more about chasing birds than NUFC. Ive never seen a defender so scared to tackle that he backs of attackers so much, not to mention he is about as comfortable on the ball as an elephant.

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Big Pap – Bit harsh on Elephants that, some of those Thai ones have some decent ability, would be pretty good at Simmo’s goalline clearance specialtity as well.

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  • Made a ma beed

    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Arrivederci bellend.

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  • Shane

    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Is it April 1st already? He’ll be lucky to end up at QPR.

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  • Jamiemac

    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Give it a rest d*ckheads

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #16

    It’s funny how this blog is lining up. Most people, your catchy’s, Stuarts, Check etc thankfully can see the bigger picture.

    Then you have the inbetweener wannabes who shine brightly for a little while but fade away to play on their Xboxes.

    But then worst of all you have some really smug, pompous, patronising, self aggrandising no – marks who randomly hurl insults around if some people don’t fall in line with their condescending ”know it all” routine.

    All of which brings me on to this superb article
    http://www.toonbano.com/2012/11/just-look-at-facts-and-stats-of-this.html?showComment=1354019521278#c8494803462040055861

    Some other managers aren’t all high maintenance and would probably happily swap what they are working with to come to toon and work with Cabaye, Benny, Colo, Santon, Tiote, Krul, Ba, Cisse, Anita etc. Only Willo and Simmo are not fit for purpose.

    I’d love to see a Martinez or similar come and do what they can with our players or closer to home , the one and only Beardo.

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  • AMEOBI

    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Why don’t you rate Simpson? He’s a good defender..

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Ha imagine this clown in Serie A. Dont think italians enjoy watching the ball being punted long to the oppsotion goalkeeper all game.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #19

    He should get a canny blow job off those Italian birds seeing as he was scoffing at Tulisa’s efforts on the web according to The Sun.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Out of interest, does anyone know how Pardew was picked for the job? I believe we have to stick with him for now ( unless he has lost the dressing room ) but I dont think any interviews with other managers were undertaken etc?

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Along with simmo and willo i am reallly sad to say it as he used to be one of my fav players at the club but Guti is no longer good enough as a winger and although could prob do a half decent job as CDM type of player a half decent job is not good enough.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Rotunda, I am supporting pardew for now for various reasons, but Toonbano writes some good stuff ( he has an Irish tricolour beside his blog listing so he may be a fellw Irish Mag ) , but his stuff was slated on here by Ian Toon or someone ( who in fairness is a good and thoughtful poster ) but the guy comes up with relevant stuff, and has been consistent on Pards ( anti ) for ages.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #23

    He’s not good enough to play in Italy. The Italian league is much stronger than the Premier League. Simpson isn’t good enough to be playing professional football.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Rotonda…Is it not a bit arrogant to say that you and those who share your opinion are seeing the bigger picture? You’re seeing A bigger picture, but it isn’t conclusive. I like to think I see the big picture, but am happy to accept I may be wrong at some point, whilst I believe in my opinions it would be wrong to say I was definitely right, which is what you appear to be doing, correct me if i’m wrong.

    As for Simmo, I don’t love or hate him. Ideally, I wouldn’t mind him as a back-up, but that isn’t going to happen, so I couldn’t really care less where he goes. I’ll support him whilst he’s here and expect an upgrade when he goes or ideally before….but thats probably expecting a little too much.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #25

    i’ve personally never understood the Simmo bashing

    oh wait, yes I have. No matter how much anyone wants to say differently, he’s one of the worst full backs we’ve ever had.

    Next thing you know Barca will be in for Williamson.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #26

    Ketsbaia

    that’s a bit of embellishment

    simmo would fit in well in the championship. just not in the prem

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #27

    put this in context

    jack wilshere is about to recieve 50k from arsenal in his new contract

    that’s what simmo wants. i’d have him here as a back-up on 10-15k a week but with the rumours he’s already on 20 and wants closer to 40-50, that’s just ludicrous

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  • GeordieDan

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #28

    A very decent article on Sky Sports about us today for a change. Sums things up to be honest: 🙁

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/12040/8286209?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #29

    Aaron Hughes wasn’t brilliant but would rather have him in our side. At least he was good at coming up for headers etc. We’ve never really had a fantastic right-back. Watson and Barton were better than Simpson but average players. Both were good at getting forward and putting crosses in.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Matty….Absolutely. He definitely does not deserve to be a big earner at the club, especially as it is known we’re looking to upgrade him (here’s hoping), but on a reasonable wage, i’d be happy with him as a back up. More chance of us signing Falcao mind 🙂

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #31

    People keep talking about Carroll returning. I think we should make a double swoop for Sulejmani and Remi. We could get them both for £15m and both can play on the wing if we need them to. We were linked with Sulejmani 2 years ago.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Dan….Decent article. It’s like a recap of discussions on here, but without the mass hysteria.

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  • hotdog

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Cabaye now out until feb he needs a second op on groin :-/

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #34

    It’s simple for Ashley.

    Get the players in January.

    If we still underperform replace the manger in the summer.

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  • Ginger

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #35

    @Rotonda

    I said we should go for Beardsley too!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #36

    hotdog….Is that official (The Feb part)? I heard he needed two ops, but that they weren’t sure on the return date?

    If he is, do we all still favour a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 variation? Cabaye was / is an important part of that, who would take that role?

    I suppose you go for a 3 man midfield of Anita – Tiote – Guti?

    This is going to be a fun Christmas period, isn’t it?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #37

    In sure everyone here remember Chelsea away last season.

    But do you all remember the corner? It was played along the floor into the box where Ba ran round the back of a defender and shot, hitting the bar, almost scoring for us???

    That is the only time I think we have changed from our typical set play of go long to willo and it was the closest we have come to scoring.

    Why haven’t we tried more like that?

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  • ToonBano

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Please let this story be true….!

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  • Jamiemac

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #39

    Rotonda

    That’s about the most hypocritical comment I have ever read.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #40

    dan

    really good read. agree with Ibiza in that it is a sort of re-cap but at least the journos are watching our matches and are paying attention (some). so sick of reading post-match reviews where they’re saying ‘it was a far cry from the champagne football of last season’. at least he’s telling it like it is

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