Simpson has been linked with a move away from Newcastle since the arrival of Mathieu Debuchy from Lille.
There were many clubs linked with him when the window opened including Fulham and West Ham which caused speculation that a bidding war was about to develop.
However, that didn’t materialise which means if Wigan make an unchallenged bid for Simpson, according the Daily Mail, they could sign him for as little as £400,000.
But, having played for Man Utd, and Wigan have a track record of struggling each Premier League season ... would he be interested?
It just boils down to a case of whether Simpson wants to take on a move to a supposed lesser club. It may just be something he has to do if he cares about playing football and developing as a professional.
Football wise, it would be a good move for Simpson but it just comes down to his personality, ego and whether he’s willing to accept reduced terms and move to a smaller Premier League club.