According to the Leicester Mercury, Leicester City’s Danny Simpson appears set for a loan move away from the King Power Stadium to take place before the transfer deadline later today.
The Manchester United academy graduate joined the Foxes in the summer of 2014 and quickly became a key part of the club’s defence. During the 2015/16 Premier League season, the right-back was a regular starter in Claudio Ranieri’s side that completed a shock title triumph.
However, the arrival of Ricardo Pereira from Porto this summer looks to have cost the Englishman his place in the starting XI. If he wishes to continue playing regularly, he will now have to seek pastures new.
West Brom ought to offer Simpson a route to regular football by making a move to bring the 31-year-old in on loan today.
The Baggies’ manager, Darren Moore, could do with adding some further squad depth if he is to maintain a strong promotion push over the course of this gruelling Championship campaign. Having overseen an exodus of players following the club’s relegation last time out, more incomings are needed to get the squad at the Hawthorns to where it should be.
The west Midlands outfit were linked with a loan move for Aston Villa’s Ritchie De Laet earlier this week, but Simpson would be a huge upgrade on the Belgian.
Bringing in the 31-year-old to compete for a place in the first team would add some much needed depth to Moore’s defensive contingent. Simpson is also a player of real quality, who’d be there to do much more than simply make up the numbers.
Installing Simpson as the starting right-back would free up Craig Dawson to play a central role, improving West Brom’s backline as a whole.