We just don’t believe the recent report that’s been widely circulated, but originated in the Daily Express, that Steven Taylor wants to leave Newcastle.
Steven Taylor – with the Championship trophy
The report suggests that the Newcastle defender is eager to move to Liverpool, and the report goes on to say that Steven is all ready to quit his home-town club.
A separate report earlier had said that new manager Roy Hodgson wanted him there. But where did they get all this information about Steven wanting to leave come from?
Most of it comes from an un-named source close to Steven saying he was frustrated at Newcastle – and boy that source sure does get around.
This is what the secret source is supposed to have told the Daily Express:
“Steven is frustrated over the lack of ambition. Like all Newcastle fans, he just wants the club to become a force again.”
Where does the source say that Steven wants to leave?
If you just look at what he actually said – then we all want Newcastle to become a force in the PL again – and we’ll have a much better chance of doing that if Steven stays at Newcastle to help us – that’s for sure.
That’s one interpretation – but is that the one that’s been widely circulated?
Not on your life – he wants to leave the club he’s been at for 14 years – that’s the story that’s making the rounds, because he’s fed up at Newcastle.
Steven was born in Greenwich of Geordie parents, who then moved within weeks of his birth to Whitley Bay, where Steven was raised as a Newcastle United supporter, and of course he was also a ball boy at Newcastle during the great Kevin Keegan era in the 1990s.
Why would Steven want to leave Newcastle now?
He pledged his allegiance last summer, and that’s when the club were at their lowest ebb for at least 17 years, and he didn’t bolt under that very strenuous situation, but instead said he would stay to help Newcastle get backto the PL – where they belong.
Well he’s now done that – and he wants to leave now? We think not.
Steven may want to see what type of players Chris Hughton will be able to bring in this summer, don’t we all, but he may be surprised at the quality Hughton can get – at least with some decent loan signings.
Of course a reality is that Steven’s contract runs out next summer, and until he signs a new one, the gossip press will continue to push this story hard – but again – we just don’t believe it.