England U21 international in line to replace Simpson?

Clyne on the Tyne?
The transfer window has only been shut a few days, but it hasn’t stopped the transfer speculation as summer moves start being talked about.

One such move is involving Crystal Palace right-back Nathaniel Clyne, who is being eyed as a replacement for Danny Simpson according to the Sunday Star.

The situation with Danny Simpson’s contract is pretty clear to us as fans. The facts and figures shouldn’t really concern us in truth, but the fact that nothing has been signed and, more importantly, nothing appears to be on the horizon, is what we should be interested in. Could it be that Newcastle are already lining up a replacement who is younger, cheaper, possibly better, but also with potential to develop? Well it wouldn’t be the first time would it?

Clyne turns 21 in April so will have the best years of his career ahead of him. He’s been a regular in the Crystal Palace side for four seasons now so he has served his apprenticeship and has shown that he is a good prospect. He is an England U21 international and who made two appearances for Stuart Pearce’s young lions after being promoted from the England U19 setup. In total, for club and country, he has made 137 appearances and scored one goal.

Here is the obligatory YouTube video of Clyne in action for those who haven’t really seen a lot of the lad play.

The South Londoner is said to be a quiet person and is not known for being loud on the training ground. That could be a good thing in truth. He just goes into to training and gets the job done. Nothing wrong with that. A fee of about £5m is being mentioned by The Star which seems reasonable considering his age and potential. It’s also low enough to reflect the lads relative lack of experience.

Will anything come of it? Is it just more speculation? Do you fancy a bit of Clyne on the Tyne?

41 thoughts on “England U21 international in line to replace Simpson?

  1. It’s unlikely that we will pay £5m for a player that has told Palace he is going to leave on a free if they aren’t promoted this season. He has under a year left on his current deal and so if we are to give it another 4-5 months he will probably be available for around £2m.

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  2. If he’s available at the right price then he would be a great signing.

    It’s a little bit worrying whats happening to Simpson tho, he’s saved our skin a few times with goal-line clearances, I would love to know what we’re offering him considering he’s rumoured to be earning only 10k per week 😯

    There should be some good news hopefully this week regarding Colo’s contract, fingers crossed they can come to a decent agreement.

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  3. he looks more like a winger than a defender, I think that vid showed 2 bits of defending.

    He looks a natural on the wing, quick thinker who likes to attack. If he can defend as well as Simpson we’d have 2 decent attack-minded defenders in Santon and Clyne. Would make for an exciting team 😆

    Suns out lads over the tyne, what little, pathetic light snow we had should be gone by 12, ne clouds in the sky, lovely sunny day on tyneside 😎

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  4. Don’t believe rumours fella, he was on 15k/wk when we signed in in the Fizzy & got a rise with promotion… from what I last remember being said, the deal was all agreed in principle but Simmo wanted it to be paid in a deffierent way than was being offered… no idea what that means. maybe he wants weekly wages instead of monthly, who knows… so that was the last I heard & Pardew has said its their last offer, so he’ll either take it or we’ll sell him in the summer…

    Not sure about us bying Clyne tho, not when we have Taveneir raring to go in that position too…. seems a waste imo

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  5. Would imagine quite a few clubs will be after him as he’ll be further his contract runs down cheaper he’ll be,then it’ll depend on who offers him the highest wages or can give him playing time etc
    Fat Sam apparently gave in to ravel morrisons 30k a week (package) so amazingly people will pay big money to unproven talent –

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  6. Summer transfers? 😯

    Nooooooooo! 🙄

    Everyone is wrong every window. We never go for those that are mentioned. 😯

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  7. Can’t see us signing him unless it’s for very cheap, in which case there would be competition and we don’t do bidding wars.

    As Toon69 said, Simmo contract delay seems down to niggly details rather than the deal itself not being good enough.

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  8. Reckon simmo will have got the message with the mariappa deal that last offer means last offer and we won’t pay over the odds for “squad” players. The lad has improved but I think everyone agrees that if we want to consolidate to 6, we ll need a stronger Rb (or probably real Lb like pieters) and a first cb back up option who is better than Willo.

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  9. The Toon should be looking to take advantage of some quite brilliant young prospects emerging in The Championship. Clyne doesn’t have long remaining on his contract and so he’d be a perfect fit with Simpson looking likely to leave. Nathan Redmond of Birmingham looks to have a big future too and Birmingham are in need of cash desperately. They’d be the two players for me if I was looking to get certain value for money. I couldn’t see either of those two letting you down in the Premier League and they’re only going to get better.

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  10. Aly Cissokho will ikely be available again in the summer if Lyon are still struggling financially. I doubt we will go for him like, but he’s a top drawer player and would add greatly to our team.

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  11. “top” 6.
    Also a real Tioté back up (on the basis of hoping he’ll still be here next season). Ive liked the look of wigans Diamé everytime I’ve seen him and could be good in a better team and not stupid money.

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  12. Easy story to write because Simpson is the weakest of our defence. I include Saylor in place of Calamity Mike before making that assessment

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  13. Not much bbetter a feeling than going to the match excited to see a new signing. Just hopw he gets a decent enough go today.

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  14. Agree with Toon69. Wasn’t it reported that Simpson had agreed a wage, but he didn’t want it paid bi-annually which was the problem?

    Troy – Wasn’t being ignorant yesterday. Was just a bit busy. The accounts are due in March but we usually release them later than that. I’d say April, maybe even May.

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  15. Cant see it happening, and that last I heard was that Simmo was happy with his contract offered except for the way it was to be paid . If we do replace Simmo I would like it to be with proven quality and not a championship player with potential

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  16. BIG DAVE – I agree with you about proven quality. I’d like to see us sign players that demand a starting role. Whereas younger players from the Championship will probably need to work hard and then earn a place. I do believe Clyne is a class act, though. But experience playing in the highest leagues is vital.

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  17. I Think we have a okay squad now and if we keep em All after The summer transfers, Then i wouldn’t concentrate on gettin better players, but focuse on gettin some quality talents. I would love Newcastle Investing in proven talents from The dutch league.. Have some Young talented Lads breathing down The first teams neck!!! But i accept The fact that our defence is weak and something has to be done

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  18. Troy & Toonsy. or anyone else for that matter..

    Have you ever heard of bi-annual payments for players or anything like it?
    Do you think it ties into the accounts and FFP stuff?

    Putting players on contracts that are paid bi-annually would distort how accounts look until 2014, and for the future would give the impression we’ve very low expenditure in years where wages aren’t being paid out, maybe allowing us to spend bigger in those years than other clubs can without selling… all just random thought to be honest.. just seems a very odd one to me to pay a player bi-annually

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  19. NUFC…No idea, but seem to remember someone posting on here about it a while back, I think they’d said bi-annually was the “norm” but can’t remember if they’d said at NUFC or in general.

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  20. Dave….exactly and it should always be a combination of “proven” quality with a bit of “promising” youngsters, which hopefully is the latest plan going forward.

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  21. @NUFC

    Sorry mate, Toonsy is the boffin on these matters.

    I know Stardust has an interest in all things Bi – 😆

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  22. M…cheers, good news that then as by all accounts he’s been doing well.

    Nufc….found it
    I Love Mike says:
    December 28, 2011 at 12:47
    off topic, heard last night the low down on Danny Simpson’s new contract/pay dispute.
    It turns out that the majority of Premiership footballers, himself included, aren’t paid by the week or month, but bi-annually! Aye, twice a year!
    He is trying to get it changed and that is what the hold up is, from what I was told anyway.

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  23. Troy 😆 give the poor lad a break 😆

    Good lad Richie fair play.. if nothing else confirming why I shouldn’t have had a skinful of pints last night! time for me to toddle off to make a fry and learn the difference between bi-annual and semi-annual 😳

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  24. Dave
    I understand what you mean:-)
    But i am satisfied with what The team have already done this season, so why fix it when it isn’t broken?? I just Think it makes good sense to invest in long term cover for Colo, Jonas with some talent. I don’t Think out current talent is good enough, but i could be wrong:-) i just hope Cisse fees doesn’t mean quality.. And proven talent from smaller Leagues would be our main target. Clyne deal is only a good deal if it is under 2 mill.. British players are way overpriced.

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  25. @STB You want backup for tiote google this fella Claudio Yacob ticks all our boxs 24 year old and even better hes freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 😀

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  26. I get the impression Simmo thinks he’s better than he actually is. Cant see him being happy to stay and fight if somebody takes his place in the team, so maybe it’s best that he goes? Shame, as I think he’s come on really well this season as a defender – but he still has a lot to learn regarding possession of the ball in the opposing half.

    Like Prem says though, those two young lads should start to get some decent playing time next season, especially Ferguson, who I think is already good enough to be in our 1st team.

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  27. richietoon….The contract of right-back Tavernier is also up for renewal at the end of the season, but he WON’T be among those leaving in the summer.

    The 20-year-old will be rewarded with a new contract in the next few weeks as recognition for his development this season.

    He is currently on loan at MK Dons after spells with Sheffield Wednesday and Carlisle this season.

    “James is staying at this football club,” Pardew told the Sunday Sun.”

    “He will be at this football club next year – 100 per cent.”

    well done to the lad and nufc!!!!!! futur looks great for us

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  28. Firstly, welcome home to the Demba boys and what a finish by Cisse!!! … Not a bad way to prove you deserve the infamous Geordie no. 9.

    Secondly, Toonsy – your right, Simmo has agreed his wage the problem is how it’s paid to him.
    I would go for Clyne but not for 5m like, I think 3.5m would be more realistic. I also wouldnt sign Clyne to replace Simpson, I’d be looking to keep him. Simpson has played his part in one of the strongest back 4’s we’ve had in a long time. He plays his heart out every game and must have made about 4-5 goal line clearances so far this season. I think with Simmo, Clyne and Tav that would be good cover for next season PL, FA Cup, Carling Cup and hopefully Europe. Clyne has never played prem football and Tav has never played for the first team so would still need time to develop and bed in, keeping Simmo would allow Pardew time to do that.

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  29. To be honest I dont rate him at all he was signed as a 500k player and his prob worth 1million now. He was caught out of few times yestherday backs off way to much when players run at him. I would love to see Santon play RB he is great going forward but has to check back to cross the ball playing LB coz his right footed a top LB/CB should be priority and Simpson go.

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