Some worrying news about Steven Taylor is being reported in today’s Sunday Sun.
Steven Taylor – questioning Newcastle’s ambition?
The news last week was that a new extended contract was being drawn up for the Greenwich-born 24 year-old, but news today that Steven will certainly not be in any rush to sign the deal.
Chris Hughton had said last week that a contract offer for Taylor was imminent and even that discussions with the player had already begun.
Steven’s current deal runs only through next summer there is therefore some urgency on the club’s part to get the talented center-back tied up on Tyneside, where he has lived and been brought up since he was a few weeks old.
Taylor is on vacation in Los Angeles, and will have bo doubt watched the England debacle yesterday, and there is word he hasn’t been talking to the club – well not yet anyway.
Steven Taylor would interest a lot of top clubs if he elects to run down his contract and become a free agent next summer, that’s for sure.
A Sunday Sun source, said to be clost to Steven (we’d be surprised if it wasn’t Taylor himself) said yesterday:
“If the ambition of the club is right, he wants to stay,”
So this seems a story almost about nothing – since the lad doesn’t say he is not going to sign.
We think Steven will find that the position Newcastle are in now and where they want to be in a few seasons time will convince the youngster his career continues to be on Tyneside.
But of course, you never really know with these things.