Steven Taylor recently signed a much improved contract with Newcastle, after showing extreme patience last season, and not letting the concern of his contract affect his play in any way.
Steven Taylor – offers his support to captain Michael Owen
That showed some Newcastle fans that Steven is maturing, and we know he still has a long way to go to become the finished product but under Kevin Keegan last season he started to look an extremely solid player at the back for us.
Steven has today come out in support of his captain Michael Owen, and as we reported earlier today, the news on Michael’s contract negotiations doesn’t look too good, and it would be a tragedy if we cannot hold on to the England International.
Taylor is certainly hoping his captain stays, as he believes the experienced England International is as vital to the club as Alan Shearer was, when Alan was captain.
Steven talked to The Sun today:
â€œMichael Owen is as important as Alan Shearer was for Newcastle,â€ â€œHis record speaks for itself and it is vital he stays with us.”
“Just one look at his record shows you how key a player is. I want him to stay and hopefully everyone can come to some sort of agreement.”
â€œDoes he want to stay? That is something for Michael to answer but he knows how much we value him. The man is a goal machine.â€
Newcastle fans are due some good news on both the transfer front and the contract front, since the summer has hardly set the fans alight, at least so far.
We would have hoped the club may have made an exception to their contract rules with Michael, since Kevin Keegan has been stalwart in his support of his captain and vice versa.
We need to sign a couple of good players, and hopefully defenders very soon, as Keegan has said he wants them in before the team travels to Mallorca next week.
And some better news on Michael’s contract negotiations would also be good.
Just 36 days to go in the transfer window.