Newcastle Talk To Birmingham Over Martin Taylor Loan Deal


It seems that the deal for Mike Williamson may not go through, since Newcastle are reported to have approached Birmingham City about a loan move for Martin Taylor, although this may a contingency deal.

Martin Taylor – loan talks ongoing


Newcastle have both Steven Taylor and Danny Simpson injured, and Ryan Taylor is also suspended after his sending off at WBA on Saturday, so the club is anxious to get reinforcements in quickly.

Although Newcastle have already had an offer accepted for Portsmouth’s Mike Williamson, and he has agreed terms and passed a medical, there still appear to be some delays over a sell-on clause to Watford, and Pompey have no funds to pay off Watford, if the deal goes through.

How the Portsmouth club can get away with this is beyond us, since they are obviously up to their eyeballs in debt, and haven’t got the cash flow needed to run the club – and pay off their debts.

And Birmingham manager Alex McLeish has this morning confirmed that representatives of central defender Taylor have been in discussions with Newcastle United about a possible loan move.

The 6’4″ 30-year-old was born in Ashington, and would probably be delighted to join Newcastle on loan, as he will know all about the club, that’s for sure.

Mark would be a good acquisition for the rest of the season, because he can also play at right back.

We’re not sure who will come in finally, Mark  Taylor or Mike Williamson (or both?), but it’s clear the club want to wrap up their transfer business this week.

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4 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jan 27, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Could it be that Llambias/ Ashley are using this as a lever to get Pompey stirred on finalising the deal?

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  • MacToon

    Jan 27, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Wonder if we could get 11 Taylors to play for us, that’d confuse the comentators :/

    and us !

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  • Charlietoon

    Jan 27, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #3

    I don’t think Pompey have a leg to stand on in any negotiations.

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  • stephen30

    Jan 27, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Here’s my view don’t believe anything till its official cos live on radio today I heard we have paid 2 million for williamson and will be done today now I hear sonko from stoke has been cleared by fa to join us as he has played for stoke and wolves this season now we are hearing about taylor on loan I think this is cos s taylor will be out for the season but we are keeping silent on it as we don’t want other clubs thinking we are desperate to get some defenders in or has ashley gone nuts and is trying to fill our sqaud up

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