An unhappy Steven Taylor believes he may be being forced out of his home town club before the transfer window closes on September 1st.
Steven Taylor – being forced out of Newcastle?
The Sunday Sun is reporting that local defender Taylor wants to stay at St James’s Park, in spite of the sides relegation and interest from Everton, Arsenal and several other Premier League clubs.
However, news last week suggested he could be one of three players that Newcastle may need to cash in on, ahead of the transfer deadline on September 1st.
But that seems pure paper talk that Newcastle even want to unload 3 players, although the club needs to reduce their still high wage bill.
But selling a successful home-grown player, who has captained the England U21 team would be an unpopular move, to say the least.
And it also remains to be seen whether Everton are willing to match Newcastle’s valuation of £8M for the player, but Steven himself is upset his departure is even being discussed.
A source close to Taylor told the Sunday Sun:
“Steven feels like he is being forced out of the club and is devastated at the idea of leaving,”
“He believes he is one of three players Newcastle want to sell, and he can’t understand why.”
We’d be surprised if anybody at the club would force out a local lad, who is one of our best players, and somebody who wants to stay .
But of course there’s always Mike Ashley, and if he announces he will keep the club tomorrow, then all bets are off as to what may happen, as anything seems possible with the incompetent one..
The good news is there’s just about 9 days left of the transfer window so we’ll know our position and what the squad will look like, very shortly.
Before then though we need to get wins against Hudderfield and Leicester, both at home.