An old story has been regurgitated today in the Sunday Mirror – that Arsenal are after Steven Taylor of Newcastle.
Steven Taylor – going nowhere
The news is that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to tempt Newcastle with a £5M offer to get the former England U21 captain to the Emirates.
And Steven could indeed be that cheap with only one year left on his current contract, so Newcastle had better get busy and tie up this local lad on Tyneside for the next 5 years or at least close to that.
As long as the contract is not signed, and with the altercation with team-mate Andy Carroll still in the minds of many journalists, who remain convinced one of the players will leave Newcastle this summer, these stories will keep coming up all summer – especially when there is no real news to report on Newcastle.
Arsenal will be losing several central defenders this summer, but that was also a weak spot in their team last season, and for once the Gunners’ defense looked anything but solid.
And we’re sure Wenger will sign even a couple of central defenders over the summer, but one of them will not be Steven Taylor – we’re sure of that.
One of the keys to success for Chris Hughton in rebuilding the Newcastle side, is that he keeps the current squad he now has in place.
And then the club will need to bring in around four good players in the summer, to be able to compete well in the Premiership next season.