Newcastle should consider rekindling interest for Leicester ace Danny Simpson

Danny Simpson of Leicester City during the Leicester City training session at Belvoir Drive Training Complex on April 04, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

The £3.6m Premier League winner, who was linked to the Magpies in January, could soon be available for free.

Danny Simpson of Leicester in action during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on January 19, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Newcastle United have long been linked with a move for Leicester City defender Danny Simpson and a recent report this week looks promising in terms of their hopes of securing his signature.

The 32-year-old, who was part of the Foxes side which cruised to the Premier League title in 2015-16, has made just five appearances in the top flight this term (Transfermarkt), and his contract expires at the end of the season.

 

According to the Daily Mail, Simpson is one of two players who have been earmarked as prime candidates for a departure from the King Power Stadium this summer, along with Shinji Okazaki.

The report states that the right-back, who has lost his place in the starting XI to 2018 arrival Ricardo Pereira, is yet to engage in talks with the Leicester hierarchy over a new deal, so it looks increasingly likely that he could become a free agent.

Danny Simpson of Leicester City warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City at Anfield on January 30, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Although the Mail does not completely rule out the possibility of the Foxes offering Simpson a new contract, it believes that new manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to first see whether signing a new right-back to challenge Pereira makes more sense.

Valued by Transfermarkt at £3.6million and with a Premier League title win on his CV, the possibility of snapping Simpson up on a free is something that the Magpies should consider, especially given they were linked to him back in January, as was reported by the Mail.

Danny Simpson of Leicester City lifts the Premier League Trophy as players and staffs celebrate the season champion after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and...

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