There is some surprising news in today’s Sunday Sun, that Newcastle have already decided to cash in on Steven Taylor this summer, but they will at the same time stick with Andy Carroll.
Steven Taylor – Newcastle ready to sell this summer?
This is surprising because it appeared from the reports that Andy Carroll was the aggressor, and Andy still has an assault charge at a Newcastle night club to be heard in the Newcastle courts next month.
A Newcastle source said:
“Steven Taylor is the victim in all this. Yet the way some people are acting you would think he was the guilty one.”
“There is a powerful clique of players in the Newcastle dressing room and he’s not in it. Perhaps this is why there is all this support for Andy Carroll.”
The news is also that Steven has suffered a double fracture of his jaw, and it may be some time before his is ready to play again.
We had already reported that Premier League clubs like Aston Villa, Everton and Fulham have been linked with a summer move for Taylor.
A double fracture of the jaw usually takes between six to eight weeks to heal, but sportsmen are often advised to wait as long as four months for the fracture to fully heal, so just when Steven will be fully fit is questionable.
The Sunday Sun is implying that Steven may not have fully recovered for the club to be able to sell him this summer.
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has refused to comment on the alleged confrontation with Andy Carroll, and that’s helped quell the outrage on Tyneside.
But new news that Newcastle had another row between players, when
Joey Barton clashed with Fabrice Pancrate on the eve of the Bristol City game last Saturday.
But there is no real proof this ever happened, but look for this to be headlines when the Sunday Sun report is picked up by news outlets today.
Steven Taylor would like to stay on Tyneside, so surely some agreement can be reached to keep both local lads at the club.
It would be Newcastle’s loss if either player is sold this summer.