The Newcastle Evening Chronicle is reporting this afternoon, that Newcastle United promising 22 year-old central defender, Steven Taylor, today signed a new three-year deal.
Steven Taylor – pleased to sign a 3 year deal at the club
Taylor signed the contract, reported by the Chronicle to be worth around Â£35K a week (about Â£1.8M/year),Â and that finally ends speculation that he may be leaving the only club he has ever wanted to play for.
Steven is said to have signed the contract earlier this afternoon, and to have been over the moon with the contract.
It probably took longer than it should have taken, but hey, let’s give the club some credit where it’s due, and they now seem to be moving full steam ahead on both contracts and new signings.
If only we had signed Pablo yesterday – well maybe some time soon.Â 😀
We have little doubt that we’ll hear soon that captain Michael Owen will beÂ signing a new contract at Newcastle too.
We have some good players at the club, and we don’t want to lose them, and Taylor and Owen are two we certainly don’t want to lose.
We’d also like to keep young 22 year-old Frenchman Charles N’Zogba, and the longer he stays with us this summer before the end of August, the more likely it will be he will stay.
We really hope so because Kevin is the type of manager who can make him into a great player for Newcastle United.
News of this contract will no doubt please Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan and the ever faithful Newcastle supporters.
Taylor has become a major player for the club since emerging from the youth sides, and he is currently captain of the England Under-21 side.
He can only get better, if he keeps his head down and works hard, and he has shown a definite maturity last year, under difficult events on the playing side of the club.
Steven also looks like a future captain of the club in the mold of a certain Bobby Moncur.
We’re very pleased this contract has been signed, and it looks an excellent deal from Steven’s viewpoint.
We can hardly call Newcastle stingy now, when they give a 22 year-old almost Â£2M a year, can we?Â Â Â 😀
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