There is a story ion the Sun today that Steven Taylor is ready to see out the remaining year of his current deal before leaving Newcastle United on a free transfer next summer.
Steven Taylor – upset by no contract talks?
The Sun says the England Under-21 captain is not happy at the lack of contract talks with the club, and that he is prepared to walk out as a free agent next summer, if nothing is sorted out soon.
We don’t think there’s any real new news on this, since there are no new statements from Steven or his father Alf.Â It’s just that nothing is happening with Steven’s contract, and that’s worrying.
His new agent Leon Angel held preliminary talks with Vice-President of Player Recruitment, Tony Jimenez, in early May in London, but there has been no subsequent news on how they went. or what happened.
Taylor, 22, has said repeatedly that he wants to stay on Tyneside but he has one year left on his contract, and wants a new improved contract.
Not surprisingly Aston Villa, Everton and Portsmouth are all keeping tabs on the situation and if Newcastle don’t sort out a new contract in the summer, Steven can start talking to other clubs in January.
Since he is under 24 years old, Newcastle would still get compensation, if he moved on a free transfer, but it would be a lot less than his real transfer value.
We think Newcastle have to get busy, and strike a deal with Steven Taylor, and while they’re doing that, let’s also ensure we sign Michael Owen to a new contract.
There’s absolutely no reason we know of, why the club should not be in negotiations with these two important players right now.
Come on Newcastle, we have to move to get these two players signed up.