Newcastle right-back Danny Simpson is being linked with Spanish side Espanyol, but insists he’s happy on Tyneside and can’t see himself leaving anytime soon.
Today’s Sun newspaper says the 25-year can sign a “pre-contract agreement” with the La Liga team if he fancies moving to Spain.
However, Simmo told talkSport that he isn’t leaving:
“I’m staying. I never once considered leaving. As far as I’m concerned I’m staying here. I love the players and I love the manager. He [ Alan Pardew] is a top manager and he’s a good friend as well.
“You’ve seen what the fans are like so why would I want to leave this place?”
Newcastle offered him a new £20,000-a-week contract at the end of last season, which he has turned down. The Magpies will not want to see Simpson see his contract out and may force a move for the consistent defender.
However, the signing of replacement Mathieu Debuchy has hit the buffers with Lille frustrated at Toon’s failure to meet his valuation.
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