We had reported recently that Mike Ashley has intervened personally to ensure Steven Taylor got a good contract at his only club, Newcastle United.
Steven Taylor – very pleased about new contract
Steven Taylor is currently enjoying a well earned holiday, but he still managed to talk to the Evening Chronicle:
â€œKnowing the owner wants me to stay means a lot to me.”
â€œEveryone knows I love this club and want to commit my future here, but the deal has to be right for me, and the club.”
â€œIâ€™m happy thereâ€™s been some progress, and I hope everythingâ€™s sorted out soon.”
“Itâ€™s all in the hands of my agent, and I canâ€™t really say any more.â€
We hope it will be sorted out soon too, and we would expect it will be good for the club and Steven.
Apparently, VP Tony Jimenez has been doing the deal with Taylorâ€™s London-based agent Leon Angel.
All of our new executives will not be working from London either, as Derek Llambias, who is also overseeing the deal,Â as our new Managing Director,Â is to work out of Newcastle.
Taylor will now be on parity with Charles N’Zogbia and James Milner at the club, our best three youngsters, and we think all three are on around Â£30K/week.
We’re pleased that Steven is pleased, because he can become a top player at the club.
He still has a lot to learn, but he’s always seemed willing to do that, at the only club he has ever wanted to play for.
And of course once Kevin Keegan returned to Newcastle in January, there was no way Steven was leaving, since he was a wide eyed ball-boy, the last time the messiah was at the club.Â Â 😀
We still need to sign captain Michael Owen of course, but we don’t think that will be a problem, and we expect Mike Ashley to make another exception for Michael.
This will all please Kevin Keegan – that’s for sure.