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Darren Moore must seek to solve West Brom’s right back issue by landing Danny Simpson

Darren Moore must seek to solve West Brom’s right back issue by landing Danny Simpson

According to a recent report from The Daily Telegraph, Danny Simpson could be set for a move away this summer. The 31-year-old currently plays his football at Premier League side Leicester City and has done so since 2014, in which time the right back played a key part in helping the Foxes pull off the impossible by winning the title in 2016.  

Yet it appears that the arrival of Roberto Pereira could push the £4.5 million-rated star (as per Transfermarkt) out of the King Power Stadium this summer, in news which should be of interest to West Brom manager Darren Moore as he seeks to bolster his right back department.

The Breakdown

Ultimately, reports recently have suggested that the Championship club are interested in bringing in a right back before the end of the loan window on August 31, what with current first-choice Allan Nyom making an unconvincing start to the new season.

In fact, the 30-year-old hasn’t always produced the goods for the Baggies since his move to the Hawthorns back in 2016 to suggest that there is something of a problem in that area of the pitch – an issue that would be resolved if Moore lures Simpson across the Midlands.

The Leicester defender came up through the ranks at Manchester United but managed just eight senior appearances for the Red Devils, yet that hasn’t stopped him from going on and having a great career in turning out for the likes of Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, and indeed Leicester.

In fact, the 31-year-old boasts over 200 Premier League appearances worth of experience which can only be of benefit to West Brom, let alone the fact that Simpson remains a hugely adept full back, both defensively but also getting forward and helping out in attack.

And it’s not as if the right back has never played in the Championship either having done so in helping Newcastle win promotion back in 2010, so not only would he bring genuine quality and experience to the Baggies squad, he’d also bring a know-how in getting the job done at second tier level.

Thus, while it won’t necessarily be a long term solution, given it’d only be a loan deal, Simpson’s arrival would go some way to solving the right back problem at the Hawthorns, which is why Moore must lure the defender across the Midlands from Leicester this month.

West Brom fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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