News today in Spain that Barcelona are thinking of doing a swap deal with Newcastle for center-back Steven Taylor in return for their aging star and captain, Carles Puyol.
They’ve got to be kidding!
Steven Taylor – with CC Championship Trophy
Taylor, a 24-year-old Geordie, who was born in Greenwich of Geordie parents and has spent all but a few weeks of his life on Tyneside, seems to be in great demand these days.
As we had warned earlier, there will many stories this summer of both Steven and Andy Carroll leaving the club, because of their bust-up a few weeks ago.
But Chris Hughton is no fool, and he’s already said the two have made up, and there are no problems between there.
In fact we are hoping Steven can play in our last game this Sunday against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday afternoon..
Spanish newspaper Sport is reporting that the European Champions are looking at the possibility of having Taylor play in Spain, while trying a swap deal with Carles Puyol, their 32 year-old Spanish star.
Carles is a one club player and has been at Barcelona all his career, playing an amazing 473 games for the Spanish giants, and has appeared 81 times for Spain.
It’s actually a compliment that they are interested in Taylor and yet another reason why we have to keep both local lads, Steven and Andy at the club for next season.
Of course Taylor has already been linked with moves to Everton, Birmingham City, Fulham and Aston Villa, and there are more clubs he’ll be linked with shortly – including Arsenal.
No way should Newcastle let these two budding stars leave the Tyneside club.