News today that new Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has put Newcastle United’s Steven Taylor as one of his targets at Liverpool.
Steven Taylor – Liverpool interested in 24 year-old
Hodgson is reported to be ready to bid just £5M for the former England Under-21 captain Taylor, but that will not be enough to sway the Tyneside club to sell, we can assure him of that.
But Taylor has just one year left on his contract, and we understand Newcastle are working hard to put a new deal in front of Steven very shortly, and the hope is he will follow our other local lad, Andy Carroll, in signing a new improved deal at his home-town club.
Indeed, initial talks have already taken place between Taylor’s representatives, the Triple S agency, and the Newcastle club over a new contract and a four-year deal is said to be almost ready.
Hodgson is a long-term admirer of the 24-year-old Taylor, and seems ready to test the waters at Newcastle, and Steven will no doubt be interested in exactly what deal the Newcastle club is willing to give him, but we expect Newcastle to meet Steven’s requirements.
Liverpool are not the only top club interested in the 24 year-old and Arsenal, Aston Villa and Chelsea have also been reported interest in the player, and are following the contract developments on Tyneside.
Roy also wants Fulham’s central defender Brede Hangeland to move to Liverpool with him, and he is ready to give Fulham £7M for the 29 year-old Norwegian.
We certainly don’t expect Steven to leave Newcastle this summer, and if he does it will be a severe disappointment as this lad is already good but can get a lot better, because of his vast potential.