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Newcastle Could Offer Simpson in Part Exchange For Defender

9:03 am, Sunday, January 13th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 46 Comments

Newcastle are actively looking to bring in another center-back, in case Fabricio Coloccini leaves the club this week, and Alan Pardew has said that a decision will be made Coloccini’s request this week – on whether he is allowed to leave immediately for Argentina. We’d be very surprised if Newcastle accede to the Argentine’s request, with a big relegation fight on our hands.

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James Tomkins - Newcastle keen on this player?

It’s a family problem with Fabricio, and that’s all Newcastle are saying, and exactly what the problem is we have no idea, although there are lots of rumors circulating, but we know Newcastle have doubled their efforts in the recruitment area, and could bring in two center-backs this month.

And the news from West Ham is that they want £10M for 23 year-old James Tomkins, and Alan Pardew is right when he says home grown players are way over valued, and that’s the reason Newcastle go on the continent to get their players.

But Newcastle do have Danny Simpson to sell this month, and two can play that game – so if Tomkins is valued at 10M, then maybe Newcastle say Simpson is worth £5M.

There are different opinions on Tomkins among the fans, but all we can say is that when we’ve seen him play for West Ham he’s always looked a good player, and in the Championship play-off against Blackpool last May at Wembley, he was West Ham’s star man at center-back, in such an important game.

And we’ve seem him excel in defensive midfield too, and it could be, depending on how we stand come May, that Newcastle may look to offload Cheick Tiote in the summer, with Anita, Bigirimana and possibly Tomkins, who could play next season in that role.

But it seems a possibility that Newcastle could use Simpson as bait to get one of their targets in London, with Fulham, West Ham and QPR all said to be interested in taking the former Manchester United defender to London this month.

And certainly there’s no future for the lad in the first team at Newcastle, following the Debuchy signing.

What do you think?

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46 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cyprus // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    89,
    brilliant plan, if ober could dribble.

    On this, a good player but 10 mil for a WH reject? No way

  • 2 Ben3arfa // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    makes sense

    but since when did MA and Llambias use sense in any of their decisions ?

  • 3 nick_9 // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Like the idea of a player swap but I would be disappointed for us to lose Simpson and 5 million for a young English player many do no rate. If he was valued at 6 million I think paying 2 or 3 million and Simpson would be acceptable. Anyone know who plays rb for west ham?

  • 4 radja in Indonesia // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Too expensive…!!

  • 5 radja in Indonesia // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Too expensive…!! No way

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Regardless of Collo leaving or not we need to sign a CB, how much longer do we have to wait ffs.

  • 7 cyprus // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Ed,
    Simpson would be a fool to leave now and I don’t think he is. Better you (and NUFC) embrace him while he still wears the shirt, we’ll probably need him again before the end of the season when he walks out a free man. I’d rather we sell Saylor who is unwittingly a disruptive factor.

  • 8 nick_9 // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Simpson and 2 million for Tompkins, obertan and 6 million for Remy. This is easy this lads, sign me up mike I’ll see you right.

  • 9 Mister Tuff // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Obertan suffering from lack of confidence – not so – he has recently stated in a video interview that based on his displays this year he should be in the France starting eleven. Does not sound like a lack of confidence to me.
    Reason why he is not producing the goods- let me think –Mmmmm- –he is a poor player -that Percy persists with as he signed him.

  • 10 89Norcal // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    cyprus

    what are you talking about? I didn’t advocate Obertan for anything

  • 11 Marty-Toon // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Obertan our answer some are saying….you make me laugh.
    The guy is so not interested,he appears once or twice in a game.Doent bother tracking back or putting in a tackle.
    You may say that’s not his game,well that’s the name of the game in England.
    You have to show grit and determination in the game and he doesn’t have it.
    Was it a 433 yesterday?
    Cause it seemed more like a 451 and Cisse being the 1 a long way up the field from the others.
    I’m starting to lose patience with Obertan as I’ve been tryin to give the lad the benefit of the doubt and time but as we all can see the lad has bags of talent but he’s got the bags tied and I think his time s running out,he’s not 19 he’s actually been in England 5 years and 3 of those at the best learning academy in the world.
    Looked yesterday with the substitution that AP is giving up on him too,he’s had loads of time on the field to get it together,sorry lad but adios
    Jonas and Santon have to sort out those runs,double ups as Santon can’t get back if he’s furthest up the field and we looked very open there at times yesterday.
    Jonas must check in for him if he lets him by him,otherwise Santon will have to check his runs and defend a little more.
    It’s leaving Collo exposed and vulnerable

  • 12 yorkymag // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Cyprus
    Are you mad sell taylor

  • 13 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Simpson hasn’t run down his contract to leave this window.

    He’ll get his pay day in the summer when he’s a free agent.

    2M, 5M make up any fee you want and he’ll still refuse terms.

  • 14 nick_9 // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Mister Tuff is that so? He has been very poor for as long as I can remember and if he switches to the right wing he suddenly looks awful. When he is on the left he has to slow his play down as its his weaker side and he benefits from if. On the right it’s step over followed by step over followed by lost possession

  • 15 yorkymag // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Hatems
    Depends on the deal
    Can always put a trigger in 15 games etcetc

  • 16 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Yorky
    Tomkins would be more than 4-5 mil mate they wanted £5.5 mil when they were in the fizzy pop and he’s signed a new contract since then there not just going to let him go cheap
    Personally think anything over 3-4 mil for this lad is way too much he’s a poor defender who is no better than willo if anything he’s more lightweight slower and has the turning circle of a cruise liner

  • 17 Les Grossman // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Obertan is shite! Honestly! Only slightly better than sammi ! Sorry for slagging him but I am sick to death of people saying he should get a chance etc.
    he has pace….that’s all. Nowt else!!! Does not contribute!!!
    SAF would never have sold him in EPL if he was any good!!!

    Why can’t the morons see that??

  • 18 cyprus // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    yorky,
    Saylor plays one sits five, he is a ‘Dyer’ all the way. Shame, I admit, but he is NOT part of this team. Don’t know how old you are, but Dyer was extremely talented (like Taylor), just never played. Same with that defender (Woodgate) we sold to Real Madrid who was actually better than Saylor.

  • 19 BelfastMagpie // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Total bullshit. James Collins tore his hamstring yesterday. So Tomkins will be going nowhere. And they’re taking the piss if they want 10 million.

  • 20 nick_9 // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Hatem I’m not so sure I agree on Simpson. It’s already been made public he is worrying about having a second kid on the way and not having a club in the summer. I think if he is offered a deal now he will take it. He’s on 20k and most teams in the league could match that for him. He would do a job for a lot of teams.

  • 21 GeordieToon89 // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Whoever suggested dropping our only striker in place of Obertan and Remy! Feck off… Remy will create the space and make the chances for Cisse who yday had no service what so ever!

  • 22 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Ed no offense but how the hell how you valued danny simpson at £5 million mate?

  • 23 AusMagpie // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Doesn’t matter who we bring in if Pardew is our manager. His style of play ruins so much of the talent we have. Imagine if we brought in Remy & signed Blanc as our manager. Heaven.

  • 24 davybtoon // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    The times I’ve seen Tomkins in the prem hrs looked good, n if we got him I would put him straight in next to colo no doubt about that

  • 25 yorkymag // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Down south
    We will see,we will probably never know the fee as this lot never disclose
    But big fat can’t buy till he sells new deal or no new deal
    The good thing is you can’t only be positively surprised cause Tomkins is in a different league to willo

  • 26 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Tads hes just saying if tomkins is valued at 10m then we can over price simmo aswell after all he is english :-)

  • 27 davybtoon // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Still convinced mirin or okers will b the cb to come in

  • 28 BelfastMagpie // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    See him yesterday against the mackems Davy ? He was shite.

  • 29 89Norcal // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    FWIW: Transfer valuation on Simmo

    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/simpson/profil/spieler_37442.html

  • 30 Harley // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Oh my god please not Tompkins!

  • 31 davybtoon // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Belfast no I ain’t seen any highlights yet, like the times I hav seen him he’s looked, still think cb will b from abroad

  • 32 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Davy
    Really mate and how many times has that been? Because hes barely been used this because he’s well off form and when he has played they have lost and he’s been eaten alive

    Yorky
    Toon dont but west ham aren’t subtle mate fat sam hates us and wouldnt let us take anyone for cheap and gold will fully back him
    The fee is over £8 mil because thats what we were quoted last time for him

  • 33 radja in Indonesia // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Why dont we get douglas?

  • 34 BelfastMagpie // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    He’s better than Willo like. Just dont think he’s good enough. 10 million is a complete piss take.

  • 35 nick_9 // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Norcal funnily enough Simpson and Tompkins have the same valuation on that site. Trouble is if tads is right and he has just agreed a deal then that makes it tricky, Simmo can leave for free in the summer so I think it has to be a club who is desperate. Selling Simmo looks unlikely but part ex a real possibility.

  • 36 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Eaststand :)
    Maybe we should throw in gosling for £20 odd mil aswell like!!

  • 37 yorkymag // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Cyrus
    More than old enough to remember dyer
    Unfair comparison for me ,don’t arguewithnlong term
    thinking cause there is an element of glass about Taylor .
    But not now ,if we get five. Games out of him between now and end o season that could be 15 points and pretty much safe

  • 38 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Tads i would expect nothing less than 25m for him easy :-)

  • 39 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    In four months time Simmo can pocket a decent chunk of any transfer fee as a signing on fee.
    Why on earth would he leave this window?

    I just don’t understand why some of you don’t get it …?

    Besides he’s crocked with a broken toe.

    Simmo has a big pay day soon … but not in this window.

  • 40 AusMagpie // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    ——————- Krul ——————
    Debuchy – Mirin – Colo – Santon
    ——— Sissoko —– Tiote ———-
    —————— Cabaye —————
    —- Ben Arfa — Cisse — Remy —-

    Manager: Laurent Blanc

    Hold on fellas, I’m still sleeping.

  • 41 yorkymag // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Hatems
    I get it
    There is always more than one way to skin a cat
    You just don’t get it

  • 42 nick_9 // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Hatem it’s you that doesn’t get it! We all understand he can leave for free in the summer and get a signing on fee. He’s a young lad about to have two kids and is worried about not having a club in the summer, if he can secure a deal now he has certainty over his career and knows he is still going to be getting a wage come August. At the end often day we can speculate as much as we want but it’s hard to predict what will happen, sit on the sidelines whilst Debuchy plays is hardly going to put him in the shop window is it? It was only a joke suggestion anyway and probably won’t happen

  • 43 Sir Braveheart // Jan 13, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Simpson plus 4mil for Tomkins. Any takers?

    Add in say Douglas for 3m that gives us Colo, Douglas, Staylor, Tomkins and Willo to cover CB for the rest of the season for 7m outlay. Who’d take that?

  • 44 wynsleap // Jan 13, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    What’s with this “We need a centre back if Colo leaves?”.
    If Colo leaves we will need TWO central defenders and that’s not counting an attacking creative midfield player, two strikers (one first team and one back up) as well as a top winger.
    Forget Obertan – he isn’t going to make it here, Ferguson doesn’t look ready at all yet and Jonas has seen better days.
    Minor cosmetic surgery isn’t wanted in this window, it’s a full blown major operation.

  • 45 kiemmab // Jan 13, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Tompkins is an absolute liability, partnered with Williamson we would have a Sunday league defence and would be a knocking bet for relegation. Laughable we are even being linked with him never mind the price

  • 46 cestriasteve // Jan 13, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    yorkymag, In my opinion Woodgate is the best player I have ever seen play for Newcastle I havent checked the stats but Im sure we went on an unbeaten run of 18 games when he played. Immense especially against the big teams. Sad to see what injury has done to him.




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