Sheffield Wednesday considering move for Premier League winner Danny Simpson?

There are 11 games left for Sheffield Wednesday to save their season, and it’s thought they could be considering a move for a player who could come in to help matters.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 5:51 pm
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 5:53 pm

Former Leicester City fullback, Danny Simpson, is currently a free agent after leaving Huddersfield Town at the end of last season, and is therefore allowed to sign for any club immediately should there be interest.

The Star is led to believe that the Owls may well be in the market for players as Darren Moore weighs up a few options ahead of what is essentially 11 cup finals for Wednesday in an attempt to secure their Championship status – with Simpson a possibility.

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The 34-year-old, who played for the likes of Manchester United, Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers before going on to win the Premier League title with the Foxes, and played 24 games for Huddersfield last season prior to his release in June.

Simpson has been playing for Leicester’s U23s over the last couple of months, with Brendan Rodgers saying that it was to bring experience to their setup while giving the player the chance to get keep up his fitness.

He told the media, “Danny is someone who can come in, he's obviously not attached to a club at the moment and not blocking the path of any young player.

"I think it's a really good opportunity for him to come in and get some game-time, but also for our younger players to learn from somebody of that experience.

Sheffield Wednesday could consider a move for former Leicester City man, Danny Simpson. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

“That is sometimes what's missing now in Under-23 football, where in days gone by younger players were playing alongside experienced players who have achieved things and done things in the game who you can learn from.

"You don't get that so much now and that can be important for younger players. Danny is a really good guy, he can help us and we can help him back to fitness.”

It remains to be seen whether anything will come of Wednesday’s potential interest in the defender, but he would certainly bring some experience to the Owls setup if Moore decided that they did want to make a move for him in the coming weeks.

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