There are disturbing reports in the media tonight that Steven Taylor could be leaving Newcastle United, his home town team.
Steven Taylor – leaving Newcastle?
We do expect more players to leave Newcastle in the next two weeks so that the wage bill is further lowered to something the club can afford this season.
But surely there are some limits on who the club are willing to sell.
In the two games this season Steven has looked like a rock in defense, and his heart is at the club, well, we hope it is.
It could be Steven’s just fed up with Mike Ashley and his stupid antics of the summer, and for his own career he may now want to leave Tyneside.
He will have seen friend James Milner and England EU21 partner for a number of years, leave Newcastle a year ago, and now is in the full England squad and eventually made his debut last week in Holland for the full England side.
And it’s Everton that could be set to make a move for the Newcastle United defender, who has been a good story on Tyneside for a number of years. A local Geordie lad making it good at Newcastle, after being a ball boy during Kevin Keegan’s management during the 1990s.
The other thing that could have happened is that he has inside information about what’s about to happen at Newcastle, and we wouldn’t see Steven wanting to leave if Alan Shearer is appointed Newcastle manager. So maybe he knows Alan will not become the new manager on Tyneside.
The Daily Mail is reporting that the Toffees, who seem likely to lose Joleon Lescott to Manchester City after yesterday’s 6-1 home beating by Arsenal, are set to move for the 23 year-old.
There are even some reports that suggest Steven will make it formal by handing in a transfer request early in the week, and that will be greeted with sadness by most Newcastle supporters, who can see the squad falling to bits, as Ashley tries to sell anybody he can in the next two weeks.
If Steven goes then heaven help the squad we will end up with when September rolls around.
If Taylor goes, it will indeed be a sad day at the Newcastle United club, where we cannot even hold onto one of our own, who is Newcastle through and through, and was devastated by our relegation in May.
We hope these reports turn out to be untrue, or that Shearer is appointed manager this week, which will enable Steven Taylor to stay at his home town club.
But if Taylor goes it tells us even more clearly that Mike Ashley, who has acted with disdain and arrogance to both players and fans this summer, is not the person to be owning this club for too much longer.
This man must leave the Toon, sooner rather than later, before he is allowed to completely decimates our club.