Simpson denies greed claims
Danny Simpson is adamant he isn't being greedy as contract talks with Newcastle United continue to rumble on about an extension.
The Magpies full-back is desperate to stay at St James' Park as the side look to build on their impressive fifth place finish in the Premier League. However, the 25-year-old, who has a further season left on his existing deal, is looking to see his pay brought in line with many of his team-mates. Simpson has made over 100 appearances for the club since joining them permanently from Manchester United, after initially doing well during a loan spell. The likes of Everton and Fulham are both keeping tabs on his situation if the Magpies decide to cash in on him should a new contract fail to materialise. "I'm not a greedy player and I just want to be on par with the other players around me. In football terms, what I'm asking for is by no means outrageous," Simpson told the Sunday Mirror. "I want to stay at this club and I've been saying that all season. I've recently had a baby, I'm happy here and so is my family. "Hopefully me and the club can find some solution. I want to stay but if I have to move, then I will accept it and move on. "But it's a great club with 50,000 screaming Geordies at the game every week. Why would I want to leave? There is speculation but I want to state, like I have all season, I want to stay. "Over the last two years I've played nearly 80 games and started most of them. I'm not being greedy, this club is on the up, the manager and staff are brilliant - I want to stay."