It’s almost a certainty that Newcastle will lose more of their good players before August is out.
Steven Taylor – has he had enough of Ashley?
And it’s looking like Newcastle may be hard pressed to keep defender Steven Taylor, with Everton reportedly ready to poised to offer £8M for the 23 year-old player.
We don’t expect Steven to go but if he did, having just got too fed up with owner Mike Ashley’s antics, his exit at St James’s Park would be a major blow to Newcastle fans, not to mention we’d be in dire straights in the defense.
But it seems the only thing Ashley is worried about is offloading players for the transfer funds, and lowering the wage bill, which still needs to be done of course.
We do expect Newcastle to take Fulham’s £4M offer for Damien Duff, although it appears that Mick McCarthy at Wolves is also interested in taking his former Ireland player to the newly promoted club.
It seems that Everton are planning for things in the event of Joleon Lescott moving to Manchester City in a £20M deal, with Lescott already having had one formal written transfer request rejected by Everton.
If that deal goes through then Everton will be flush with money and mat be able to make an offer for Steven Taylor that Ashley cannot refuse.
Then what a mess we’d be in if we lost both Taylor and Duff.
How long will things get worse at Newcastle, before they start to get better – is a good question right now.