With Matthieu Debuchy having been brought in to shore up the Newcastle defense, there will now be few first team opportunities for Danny Simpson, and we expect Newcastle to try to move him out in January, if the club gets a decent enough offer.
Danny Simpson – probably played his last game for the Magpies
Like a number of other Newcastle players, Danny has not had a good season, and in the last month his mind often seems to be anywhere but on what he’s doing on the field of play, and it seems he would like a move to London.
And it seems there are a number of London clubs willing to take Danny off Newcastle’s hands, and they are Fulham, West Ham and QPR. QPR will probably offer Danny the biggest wage packet so if that’s what he wants he could end up at Loftus Road.
But QPR are also one of the favorites to go down this season, but Harry Redknapp may still be able to save the London club from relegation – maybe.
One reason that Simpson wants to move south, is that his new girlfriend lives in London, although his former girlfriend is now pregnant with their second child.
Fulham or West Ham seem two good clubs that Danny could join, and we think Newcastle will be looking for around £2M for the former Manchester United defender, whose contract runs out in the summer.
And once Yohan Cabaye comes back, Newcastle have right back cover with Vurnon Anita (and also James Perch) – in case Matthieu gets injured.
Danny currently has a hamstring problem, which he picked up in the Arsenal defeat, and he may still be out for two or three weeks with that injury, but we don’t expect that to stop any potential deal being struck.
It may be a win-win situation for Newcastle and the buying club – if a £2M fee can be agreed.
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