There are just four days remaining until the transfer deadline window closes at 5:00 pm next Tuesday afternoon, and Newcastle will be hoping that Steven Taylor will agree to a new deal at Newcastle by that time.
Steven Taylor – will he agree deal in next few days?
Indeed, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Newcastle stance is that Steven either signs by next Tuesday, or else they will make a deal with another club for him in this transfer window.
With Steven being able to move as a free agent for nothing next summer, Newcastle’s strength in getting a good deal will be diminished of course, and we’ll be lucky to get £5M for him, if indeed he is sold before next Tuesday.
Hughton believes Newcastle will keep the player who he values highly in his squad, as he said yesterday:
“As always, we would prefer to keep it in-house, but it becomes very difficult these days,””But discussions are ongoing. Steven is certainly a player we would like to remain at this football club.”
“He is a player we value very highly and discussions are very much ongoing. We are very hopeful.”
And there was news in the Guardian today that Steven has now been offered a slightly different deal structure, and discussions are ongoing on that deal apparently.
We’d much rather that Steven sign a new deal at his home-town club, and if we were betting on it, we’d say that’s exactly what will happen, and before Tuesday afternoon too.
Let us know what you think about this situation.