The Steven Taylor contract difficulty may run longer than Newcastle United really want it to.
We have heard that Steven Taylor’s father and agent Alf Taylor, is now on vacation abroad.
As we reported earlier this morning it would be in everybody’s interests to get this settled sooner rather than later.
Steven Taylor and James Milner – contracts should be very similar
Although the Sunday Sun are reporting this morning that Newcastle have decided to reopen contract talks with the defender, Newcastle management is understandably unhappy at Alf Taylorâ€™s decision to go public with his rejection of the contract. It doesn’t help to also describe the offer as â€œcompletely inadequateâ€ (even if it is).
However, if it’s true what the Sunday Sun is reporting today then Taylor may have a legitimate gripe. Taylor’s offer was around â‚¤20K/week and the James Milner deal was said to be closed at â‚¤30K/week. We would have assumed the contracts of our 3 young amigos – Taylor, Milner and N’Zogbia would be close to parity. It would also be expected that since James and Steven probably travel together with the England Under-21 team, they would have at least discussed their contracts – and Steven would probably be well aware what James was getting.
The simple solution is to offer Steven whatever James Milner is getting and if that’s 30K/week so be it.Â But please let’s get this settled – quickly.