He’s come a long way since Old Trafford all the way here to Loftus Road, where Danny Simpson officially dons on the blue/white QPR jersey on the 1st of July 2013, in conclusion of his existing contract with Newcastle United.
Starting his career at Manchester United, he is new QPR manager Harry Redknapp’s first signing of the summer, and he couldn’t contain his excitement as he begins his next chapter with the Rangers.
“He’s a top manager, and as soon as I spoke to him I knew this was the right move for me” he told QPR.
“I’ve always admired him. He is a great man in the game and I have a lot of respect for him.”
Simpson also added: “From what I have heard from Harry and the staff I have spoken to, along with some of the players here who I know well, they are very determined to put things behind them and start afresh and get back into the Premier League where the club belongs. I want to play my part in that and do everything I can for the club and the fans. I really think we can go straight back up.”
A delighted Redknapp said: “He’s the type we want at the club. He’s a good professional, a good character and a good player who knows his job in the side. He’ll be a really fine acquisition for us. It’s a fantastic piece of business for the club on a free transfer.”
Redknapp also added: “Danny’s an experienced player and made a real name for himself at Newcastle. He played regularly in the side that just missed out on a place in the top four in 2011/12.”
Simpson, who made 138 appearances for the Geordies, is due to meet up with his new R’s teammates for the first time when the squad return for pre-season training next Monday.
With Harry Redknapp leading the squad and Danny Simpson onboard, it looks like this could be the beginning of a promising season for the Queens Park Rangers!