Now that Newcastle will apparently not give manager Chris Hughton any transfer funds for the summer, there are new reports this morning that Newcastle will potentially sell some of their top players.
Steven Taylor – with Coca Cola Championship trophy
And the player the press are saying will probably leave Newcastle is local lad, 24 year-old Steven Taylor.
Newcastle seem to have enough cover at center-back, especially if they sign QPR Fitz Hall on a permanent basis, so if they were to sell a player it makes some sense that it would be a center-back.
But we still think Chris Hughton wants to keep all his players in the summer and augment the squad with loan players and free agents.
News today that both Stoke and Wolves would like to sign 21 year-old striker Andy Carroll, who scored 19 goals during Newcastle’s Championship-winning campaign.
But there’s no way Andy is going anywhere this summer, including not to jail either, we hope.
Andy still has his court case ongoing for assault and battery, and his next appearance will be on June 2nd, in the Newcastle Crown Courts.
We have to hope that Hughton doesn’t have to sell some player(s) to bring in new ones in different positions to balance the squad.
That’s especially true with Steven Taylor, who can still improve and is the former England U21 captain, and is a Premiership class player – no doubt about that.