Steven Taylor’s agent has admitted today that the contracxt talks that are ongoing with the Newcastle club are proving to be difficult and drawn out.
Steven Taylor – contract talks prove difficult
The 24-year-old will be out until October with a dislocated shoulder, which he suffered at Carlisle in July, in his first game back following his knee problems he suffered in January.
Steven’s representative, Paul Stretford, told the Mail on Sunday:
“It would not be right to go into specific details as I don’t believe it would help the situation.”
“Suffice to say matters are not progressing as I would like them to or would expect, but I am hopeful that there will be some movement in the near future.”
“In the case of Steven it is typical of modern contract negotiations; they can become difficult and drawn-out. But from our point of view we are keen to try to conclude matters in the near future.”
Contract talks are always difficult, especially when Steven is already on a good deal at the club, and may nor get much of an increase with his new contract.
But we have to hope that things can be sorted out, as Taylor is an important part of the squad at Newcastle, and his grit, determination and Premier League experience will be sorely needed this season.
Steven seems to want this thing sorted out too, as he said:
“This is the club I have been at all my life. Last year we did a fantastic job getting the club back to where it belongs.”
“The manager and his staff have done a great job and I hope they get enough support so that they can continue to move the club forward. I would love to be a part of that but first I need to get myself fit and back playing.”
“I’m not going to comment on the stories about my contract talks. They are a matter for my agent and the club to sort out.”
Good words from Steven and he shouldn’t comment on his contract – that’s what he’s paying his agent to sort out for him, and we hope that contract will be signed – and sooner rather than later.