Newcastle Still In Talks Over Martin Taylor Move


We reported a couple of days ago that Newcastle were in talks with Birmingham City, over the potential loan move of Martin Taylor to Newcastle for the rest of the season.

Martin Taylor – 30 year old willing to come back to Tyneside?

We thought that could possibly be a contingency plan, in case the Mike Williamson move didn’t go through, but we suggested at the same time that the club may be after both players.

News in the Daily Mirror today suggests that Newcastle are still talking about bringing the Ashington-born defender to St. James’ Park.

That could be a good move for both sides, and presumably wouldn’t cost the Newcastle club too much money – maybe half  a season’s wages for the 6’4″ center-back.

Taylor, 30, hasn’t played for Birmingham this term and has been given permission by manager Alex McLeish to speak to other clubs.

Martin cannot get into the first team this season due to the tremendous form of central pair, Scott Dann and Roger Johnson, who have been outstanding this season.

Taylor has also had talks with Leicester City, but the Mirror is reporting they have pulled out, and will not sign the player.

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish was quoted as saying:

“Newcastle approached his people and said they would be interested in a loan deal.”

Martin started his career at Blackburn Rovers in 1997, and played over 100 times for the Rovers side before moving to Birmingham CVity in 2004, where he’s been ever since.

He’s played over 100 times for Birmingham, and would probably jump at the chance to play at Newcastle through the end of the season, and he would offer good experienced cover for our back four.

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9 comments so far

  • Toonmadtom

    Jan 28, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #1

    could be good for cover like, we could do with a striker now aswell, i dont think we will buy a striker in this window.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 28, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #2

    A striker on loan. Xisco will come back when he is on fire.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 28, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Xisco scored last night and I bet that CH will keep him he is young and will develop we spent 7m on this bloke and I cant jst sell him. CH is a good manger and I bet he will the best out of him. I cant believe Shola is our main striker it sucks.

    CH Revolution

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 28, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Lookin at our finances under MA, I see an improvement we have long term contracts in place. so all we need is stability and we will go places. Looking forward if we are to get a LB(Fox) and a stiker on loan now (Vaugh) and win promotion all and Geremi out.

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  • chuck

    Jan 28, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Forget the dumpling to day shit , just not gonna be bothered comming on here if I have to go through that crap besides being unindated with ads, sorry !

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  • ende

    Jan 28, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #6

    What if we fielded an entire back 4 of Taylors?

    “Taylor crosses to Taylor, and he sends it all the way back to Tayor… WHO COMES UNDER FIRE, but the threat has passed as Taylor has come back to help Taylor, and sent it safely back up to Taylor.”

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  • The Geordie Goose

    Jan 28, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Gents this is one that won’t happen. tiny is one of my best mates and spoke last night.

    He’s in the final 6 months of his contract at brim and wants a perm deal but hughton has been told he can’t sign players with no resell value hence how we got routledge and williamson who are both much younger.

    He would love to come back up north but if he gets hurt if on loan then a long term contract would be difficult to get anywhere.

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  • lesh

    Jan 28, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Well, well could it be one size fits all’s on his way?

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11678_5890810,00.html?

    Ed. The spam filter’s useful for brushing up on the old spelling too!!

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  • tom tomb

    Jan 28, 2010 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #9

    He was offered a toon contract until the end of the season £9,000 a week. He is at Brum until end of season anyway at £13,500 a week. He’s been told it would be for cover. Would anyone out there accept that deal?

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