Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill is ready to make a £6M bid for Newcastle United’s England Under-21 centre-half Steven Taylor.
Steven Taylor – O’Neill seems interested
O’Neill has been looking for a new defender since losing Martin Laursen (retired because of injury), and selling Zat Knight to Bolton, and his scouts believe Taylor has the skills to replace both.
After news yesterday that Steven Taylor is afraid he may be being shipped out by Newcastle, Steven will not be too happy to read of this new potential bid for his services.
This news is in the Daily Mirror this morning so let’s hope it’s not true.
O’Neill does have cash to spend and the fans are demanding signings, with the results so far not too good, and Taylor is certainly a player who could strengthen the Villa defense.
But it Barry Moat buys the club and installs Shearer as the new permanent manager there’s no way Steven will want to leave Newcastle – no way.
But O’Neill thinks he can bring out the best in Taylor and will try to land him as part of a major signing push in the next few days, so the Mirror is reporting.
We have to hope that very soon Barclays will agree to keep in place the £39M Newcastle overdraft, and allow Moat to buy the club, and we will lose no more players this summer.
In fact we need to bring in around 5 or 6 new players, if our squad is to be big enough for the tough Championship campaign ahead. We have 8 days in which to do this.