The battle for Danny Simpson

Danny Simpson

TalkSport is reporting that three top Premier League clubs are locked in a battle to sign Newcastle United right back Danny Simpson.

Fulham, Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United are the three clubs all locked in a battle to sign Newcastle United full back Danny Simpson.

The arrival of French international Mathieu Debuchy at the North East club means Simpson will be pushed down the pecking order in terms of team selection meaning he could be tempted by an offer to move away.

All three clubs are yet to make an official approach for the player who is currently out of action with a broken toe.

He could be tempted by a move to any of the three clubs because of the fact his girlfriend currently lives in London.

West Ham and QPR are thought to be the favourites. West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is keen on strengthening his back four while Harry Redknapp at QPR has superb man management skills and can talk any player into joining his club.

The underdogs in this whole battle seem to be Fulham who have reportedly been tracking the former Manchester United player’s progress since the summer.

Fulham would probably put the lowest financial offer on the table for Simpson but they are just two points behind West Ham on the Premier League table meaning little difference in terms of the football.

He could do a job at any of the clubs because he is quick, strong and defensively he has improved a great deal since his Manchester United days.

He is also competent when going forward on the counter attack or just to provide extra width. He has all of the attributes that modern managers look for in a full back.

A loan deal is a strong possibility although considering the arrival of Debuchy meaning Simpson is not considered the first choice full back, he may be keener on a more permanent move down south.

The only stumbling block to any deal going through could be his current injury because any top flight manager will be reluctant of signing a player who is injured.

However, initial reports have indicated that Simpson should be back in first team training by the end of the month meaning a deal is still a strong possibility.

Where do you think Simpson should go out of these three clubs?

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