Newcastle Manager Hoping Steven Taylor Will Stay At Newcastle

Although the Newcastle club’s hierarchy may be getting just a little impatient with Steven Taylor’s representatives in their drawn out contract negotiations, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has made it very clear he wants Steven to stay at his home town club.

Steven Taylor – manager wants him to stay at Newcastle

Sky News broke the news this morning that Newcastle had placed Taylor on the transfer list and the later confirmed this.

It is thought the 24-year-old is holding out for higher wages than the club are willing to offer, although they have given him about a 10% increase on what he is already earning on Tyneside.

Hughton was asked if Steven Taylor would be leaving the club soon, and Hughton told Sky Sports last night:

“We hope not. It’s very much between Steven’s representatives and the club. It was very much a club decision to put Taylor on the transfer list,  and there’s still time to go and I hope it will be resolved.”

“His contract talks have broken down between himself, his representatives and the club but that is something we hope can be resolved. He is a very good player and certainly I hope an agreement can be made.”

“He is a player that we would certainly like to keep here at the football club. I think there are always going to be things that test us and there will always be other issues.”

“But the important thing is that Steven is a player we would like to see at this football club.”

It’s obvious that Chris was not in on the decision to place the 24 year-old on the transfer list and it seems to us the club is trying to make it plain that it’s coming to take it or leave it time, and they still want the opportunity to sell Steven in this transfer window, if he doesn’t accept the terms of his new contract.

The Greenwich born youngster has only one year of his contract left, which is why the club is anxious for his to sign a new contract – and now.

A spokesman close to Newcastle owner Mike Ashley said last night:

“Mike believes he has made Steven a very good offer but there has to come a time when enough is enough.””The way the club is being run now, the days of paying players massive wages are over. It’s not the way it works now.”

Time is running out for Steven, and it seems that Everton and Blackburn are the first two clubs in for him, and if they offer him more wages than Newcastle,  then maybe he will  leave his home-town club.

But if Steven goes to another club just for more money – so be it.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • slazberger

    Aug 26, 2010 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #1

    i think the club called his bluff a bit here. its a strong message the club have sent out imo. not just to taylor and his agent but other clubs and players we may sign i.e this is our offer take it or leave it.

  • geordiehammer

    Aug 26, 2010 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Wether its taylor or anyone else, its about time the club stood up to these players demands for ridiculous wage rises. If he wants to play for us then he’ll sign up. If not, then i hope we get a decent fee for him and buy someone who wants to play for NUFC.

  • Tom4Nufc

    Aug 26, 2010 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #3

    I agree with both of you 🙂

  • geordiehammer

    Aug 26, 2010 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #4

    I personally dont rate taylor that highly anyway, He’s been good at international level for the u21’s but he looked pretty average for us the season we got relegated. Hes not the quickest and his positional sense aint what it should be.
    On the other hand, hes still only 24 and if he gets to play alongside Campbell it might well bring his game on a bit!?

  • Tommy_PA

    Aug 26, 2010 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #5

    I guess we should all start believing the club and regime that was proven to be no more than a blatant bunch of liars not so long back.

    I don’t much rate Taylor as a CB, but working with Campbell may sort that out or not – but at the same time I rate him over any current RB we have right now.

    I don’t think his heart is in it after the bust up with Carroll and the lack of support he believed he got, but all along I have suspected that the club would like to engineer one of the higher earners out the door and everything is working to plan (but ST and agent are doing themselves no favours in that respect). I believe the club would rather recoup the cash via the sale of ST, that they have outlayed so far on bringing other players in.

    I think it’s best at this point if he moves on, things have gone sour. Don’t care about the numbers thrown around, as don’t know if they are true. If they are it is silly money, but if your benchmark is Collo and Smith then maybe his agent was stupid enough to push for it….

  • henok ethiopian toon

    Aug 26, 2010 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #6

    for those who think Taylor is worthless u will c what he will be after 5 years ..he will be the next john terry

  • Brutooon

    Aug 26, 2010 at 3:16 AM

    Comment #7

    John Terry already perform well before 24 years old (current S.Taylor age) because he learn a lot from Desailly.

    Local lad but too greedy.

    go join MAN CITY for 20 millions

  • Thump

    Aug 26, 2010 at 3:48 AM

    Comment #8

    This is the same pad who claimed he was going to Arsenal when we were relegated and is fast becoming N’Zogbias second coming. If he doesn’t want to be here then fine – he’s done nothing to deserve 60k and to be honest I don’t think he ever will be unless he sorts his act out.

    Cash in. He’s worth at least 4m.

  • Gazzzz

    Aug 26, 2010 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #9

    What’s happened to signing for a club because you want to, and the love of football? Everything is so focussed on getting more money! If £30k per week (or whatever Newcastle have offered) is not enough to live off then I agree the club should put him up for sale. These players are so far from reality!
    C’mon Taylor, take a step back away from your greedy agent, and remember the REAL reasons why you want to play for Newcastle, then let your heart decide what you want to do!
    Certa Cito

  • davis_toons

    Aug 26, 2010 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #10

    Just let ST think where he should go. Its his career.

    This career is short. And you never know what will happen to you when you go onto the pitch.

    If he finds that the offer is not good enough he will always find it hard for him to try his very best.

    Players like smith and colo is pure lucky to got hold of some high wages which other clubs will not even gave them. (its was not “former newcastel” will only fork out”

    Just like the case of Micheal Owen. Tell me Who will now buy MO for 17 million or so? Who?

    Remb how Own was left out by RealM when newcastle stupidly go in for him? Millions was spend…what do we get? lots of goals? or injury?

    I dont think MO wage is high also in MUtd now. Is he a team backup or squad rotation player btw?

    Steven taylor should think about this, he is still young he can get a increase as the season go by and he improve.

    If he is that good I think RealM or Baca will came calling for his name, dnt think any club can hold on to their player also.

    NOT even Man Utd.

  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 26, 2010 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #11

    If ST goes, i just hope we get good money for him. Young english players fees are always high even if they arent the greatest so hopefully ST is no different!

    Then we can get in a better CB, Williamson is looking good tbh

  • Ericles

    Aug 26, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #12

    I also believe that Taylor has yet to realise his real potential. Howver I have been thinking about what has been offered him by the powers that be. We, the fans, do not know – we are not party to the negotiations. If he really wants to stay at NUFC all he has to say is “OK. I accept”. Whatever – the package for a year is probably more than any fan will see in a lifetime. If he really wants to go then I think he should come clean on that and not pretend his loyalty has been hurt. As it stands, according to the media (i.e., the Sun) we are after a Hull replacement from Guinea already. Any off the shoulder bids for Taylor yet?

  • Davies

    Aug 26, 2010 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #13

    To be fair to Taylor, the only thing that has been confirmed by the club is that he has been transfer listed. All of this talk of £60k a week has come from the papers.

    The concern is that he has been offered an improved contact and it obviously hasn’t been accepted. That would suggest that this is all about money.

    If the £60k a week thing is true, it’s almost a dead cert that he just wants out. If that’s the case I’d rather he just came out and said it.

    I don’t really mind if he moves on. It’s be hard to fulfill his much touted potential (is it still potential after five years of banging on about it?) if he doesn’t feel he can give 100% on the pitch…. If he can continue to give his all for the club, then fair enough. Pull on a shirt and shut the f*** up.


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