Chris Mort has said some encouraging words about Steven Taylor and the pending talks about an extended contract.
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Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort has talked about Steven Taylor and his contract:
â€œSteven Taylor is a young and very promising defender.â€
â€œWe would like him to stay at the club long term.â€â€œWe will sit down with Steven and his father and hopefully work something out.â€
Taylor has had his father Alf handle his contract talks with the club up till now, but news today that he has engaged London-based agent Leon Angel, who represents many other top players.
Steven still has a year left on his current contract, and of course was offered a new deal early last September but it was turned down flat by his father.
We think Steven has proved once again, since Keegan arrived, that he is a promising local youngster, and will only get better. Weâ€™d be a lot happier if he was tied down to a long term contract at the club.
Taylor is also more than positive about Newcastleâ€™s future, so along with Michael Owen and Oba Martins weâ€™d like to see Steven sign a new deal at the club.
Quite honestly the sooner the better â€“ letâ€™s ensure we sign up our good players already at the club for extended stays on Tyneside.