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Ryan Taylor Keen On Move To Newcastle

12:12 pm, Friday, January 30th, 2009 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 36 Comments

Newcastle have not had their offer for Ryan Taylor of Wigan accepted yet, and of course Ryan will be a free agent this summer.


Ryan Taylor – seems keen to move to Tyneside

A source close to 24-year-old Taylor told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“He’d love to make the move to Newcastle. He sees it as a big move in his career.”

“Ryan has been in talks over a new contract, but they haven’t really progressed.”

“He’s grown restless and sees this as the right time to move on.”

Taylor’s run of goals against Newcastle started in 2007 when he scored from a free-kick in a 1-0 win against Glenn Roeder’s side, and he has now scored four goals against Newcastle in consecutive games.

But Ryan also has some bad memories of playing in Newcastle after he broke his leg in two places at Kingston Park in 2006, while playing against Newcastle Reserves, and he spent some time in a Newcastle hospital recovering from that bad injury.

We really hope we can get Ryan in time to play against Sunderland, but that’s looking like a remote possibility at the moment.

However, for £1.5M, this lad will be an excellent signing for us, if we can push the deal through.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

36 responses so far ↓

  • 1 NorthernPaul // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Fingers crossed this happens.

    He’s a good player!!

  • 2 Robby Bobson // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    If we dont get him now, still sign him up for nothing. Class act.

  • 3 GEORDIE69 // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    I bet he scores an own goal on his debut if we sign him. Any takers?

  • 4 clinta // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Don’t know much about him myself, never really followed Wigan lol!

    Is he any good, or more of a versatile squad player? what do you guys think? content either way really it’s a needed body isn’t it?

  • 5 BarmyArmy // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    SSN …………..

    12.04 Newcastle have completed the signing of midfielder Kevin Nolan from Bolton on a four-and-a-half-year deal for a fee believed to be in the region of £4million.

  • 6 Toon Graeme // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM,,10278~1538947,00.html

    Nolan official

  • 7 sahota // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Nolan has signed finally. Its confirmed on

  • 8 Kash // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    I like him we should have signed him from Tranmere!!! Better late than never!!

    Hopefulyl Barnes can join him too. £2m is nothing for someone of Barnes potential!

  • 9 Ever seen a mackem in Milan? // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:19 PM,,10278~1538947,00.html

  • 10 clinta // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    GEORDIE69- probably right mate, and in doing so breaks his leg again, off to newcastle hospital then, for the second time and we’lll see the lad again in 8 months!

  • 11 GEORDIE69 // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Aye Clinta sounds like a good double bet that!

  • 12 William // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    yes get in.

  • 13 Ericles // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Were we not after Giles Barnes before? According to SSN an unnamed Premier side has put in a bid or are talking with Derby. Could this be NUFC? If Taylor comes does Zog go to Wigan? A little bit nearer London, family, and Arse and All I suppose. Anyway we have Nolan so a step in the right direction has been made.

  • 14 sahota // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Com’on Mike sign atleast 2 more good players, then we might be JUST safe this season. Do it man for fans.

  • 15 richyg01 // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Barnes and Taylor next pls

  • 16 richyg01 // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Any news on Ebondo today?

  • 17 magpies1 // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    on wiki it has said giles barnes has joined fulham on loan to a view of a permanent deal.

  • 18 richyg01 // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:27 PM


    Well Wiki must be right because they have it that Kevin Nolan plays for us!

  • 19 magpies1 // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    im not saying they are right just saying

  • 20 RyanToon // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    ryan taylor is a great set piece taker, get him in!

  • 21 richyg01 // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Kevin Nolan wil wear No 4

  • 22 pdidy // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Get Taylor in and then try and somehow convince City to swap Jonnson and Sturridge for Given.

  • 23 richyg01 // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    I think the Given deal is going to include a player that is what is holding it up

  • 24 RyanToon // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    will nolan be able to play vs the mackems?

  • 25 Dragonera // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Donadel, Taylor and Ebondo now please.

  • 26 Dragonera // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:36 PM


    He should be available for the Sunderland game. No doubt the reason we were so swift with the transfer was because of our lack of midfield players for the Derby.

  • 27 Pons Aelius // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    I knew as soon as Ashley decided to show his face again that we were making progress in the transfer market.

    He wouldn’t of dared to turn up otherwise.

  • 28 Toon Graeme // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    MA due to be at SJP… according to press.

  • 29 RyanToon // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    nolan is expected to be in the squad for the mackems!

  • 30 craigcoozy // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    hey ryan ,
    guess ya wont be gettin my mobile number now!!lol hopfully we can now grab veloso, saviola, mbia and baines.please!!!

  • 31 RyanToon // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    craigcoozy, didnt want it mate 🙂

    taylors gotta sign yet though, but nolan is done and dusted 🙂

  • 32 craigcoozy // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    aye taylor looks good for 1million 6 goals and 4 of them again us!!!known our luk when he signs he will score own own goals!!!and turn into shit player.

  • 33 square // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    the irght time to move my foot. close source my foot.

  • 34 Geordie_Craig // Jan 30, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    what about the other 2 players that u mentioned??? any word on them craigcoozy

  • 35 craigcoozy // Jan 30, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    wont find out untill 4pm when ma soure starts work mate so will let you know

  • 36 Geordie_Craig // Jan 30, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    nice one matey

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