Full-back set to leave St James’ Park.
Newcastle United defender Danny Simpson looks set to leave St James’ Park this month following the arrival of several new signings in the January transfer window.
Simpson, the former Manchester United full-back, has been a regular at Newcastle for the past four seasons – the first of which was on loan from Old Trafford, but has lost his place following the arrival of French international right back Mathieu Debuchy.
Simpson is out of contract at the end of the season and is understood to want a move away from Tynesdie, and Newcastle are ready to cash in on him now rather than lose him for nothing in the summer.
The arrival of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa from Montpellier and Massadio Hairada from Nancy has paved the way for 26-year-old Simpson to leave the club, the Daily Mirror report.
West Ham, Queens Park Rangers and Fulham are all interested in offering him a route to London, where he would be closer to girlfriend Tulisa, and Simpson is ready to jump at the chance of a fresh start,
West Ham are looking for defensive reinforcements to cover an injury crisis, QPR are desperate for new faces to help save the club from the drop and Fulham need a new right-back after selling Stephen Kelly to Reading.