If Steven Taylor Contract To Be Finalized – It Must Be Soon

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.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Mac

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Let him go. I’ll tell you what Taylor and his nugget Dad have sat down,watched Williamson and Colo together. We’ve also signed Sol and Kadar is developing nicely. Taylor has thought, you know what i am not gonna be able to force myself into this team. Lets run my contract down so i can leave and still bump up my wages at another club.

  • Mac

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #2

    The weekend i choose to drive up home for a long visit Newcastle are away. Typical.

  • Matthew Tom

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    We can’t blame Taylor any more than any other player for seeking the best deal he can get and sometimes even the most loyal player will risk a stand off at this point in his contract.

    At the end of the day, the club’s clear policy on wages is a stance that involves just this kind of risk, i.e. that some of the better players decide to leave and double their pay packets elsewhere. Whilst we’d all rather there was more cash available, at least the club are being true to their word and having the courage to put someone like Taylor on the transfer list in order to make the position crystal clear.

    I really hope he stays, because he’s a talented player and a local lad, but it does sound like he has a bit of an inflated opinion of himself and ultimately I doubt it would harm the dressing room atmosphere if he were to move on.

  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Matthew tom or…. steven taylor? lol

    just playin, good point and although your right its not how majority of fans see it as they cant believe how any player would leave their team lol

    im the same but i can see your point too

  • rich

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #6

    just watched Hughton’s press conference on NUFC TV, after what he accomplished last year, his transfer dealings so far and the way he deals with the media i think we have got ourselves a cracking manager. Ashley should definitely get him on a long term contract.

  • korn8

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Well. If Steven Taylor only think about his own pockets, he will not accept any new contract, he will neither accept a transfer to a new club this summer, but wait until he is a free-transfer player. Then he will be payed a big sign-on-fee plus a week wage above what he earns today.
    I hope this is not the case. Steven Taylor is a good player, and that is the most important thing for the club. If he decides to stay at Newcastle and don`t demands silly-money, i prefer that rather then the options of letting him go for nowt.

  • rknufc

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #8
  • rich

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Tiote isn’t in Newcastle at the moment Hughton said in his press conference plus i think he’s on international duty next week.

  • Sav

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #10

    It sounds as if Stretford has badly misjudged the hand he is playing and Ashley has moved his tanks onto Taylor’s lawn.
    Taylor is showing a weakness in his shoulder, Williamson is showing his mettle and value, Ashley is sticking to his task of bringing all new contracts back down to earth and the club is on a high after Villa’s hiding.
    Fair play to Paul Stretford for trying it on but its the wrong time in the wrong season at the wrong club. Now lets get signed up and move on. The backpeddling lawyerspeak about not being given the opportunity to comment on the veracity of headline figures before they were passed to the media was priceless.
    Stretford and Dassier both trying to save face this week.
    Well done NUFC.

  • Sav

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Korn8: As they say, ‘The value of your investment may go down as well as up’.

  • Davies

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Don’t really mind whether Taylor stays or goes. The local lad thing doesn’t bother me too much, but, he is a lad with potential.

    If he signs again, all well and good, but he needs to stop handling in the area and learn to read the game a bit better. There have been times when he’s been absolute class and he has, despite his continual media interaction, been positive about the club and always said he wants to stay here. If he isn’t living up to his potential be the end of the season (if he gets agame), then we should look at selling. With a new contract, we’d be in a stronger negotiating position then anyway.

  • Irie-Magpie

    Aug 27, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #13

    He is a good Lad, and no question as to his potential if he gets the right mentoring, but his first mistake was obviously trying to put a big valuation on himself, don’t get me wrong we would probably do it if we were listing to all the media hype that he is getting but until he’s consistently playing and fit I’d have no problems in meeting him halfway.. but at this present time if would be glad to see him go just so this doesn’t upset the balance we have in the team at present. TOON ARMY!

  • hadthetshirt

    Aug 27, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #14

    I am not a big fan of Taylor’s nor do I think he deserves 60k a week.I will say this though if he can’t improve under Sol then time to say farewell.
    Agents have far too much clout for me.

  • korn8

    Aug 27, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #15

    True enough, Sav 🙂

  • toonster88

    Aug 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #16

    taylors 60k gets alot of bullcrap from us but how much exactly are we gonna pay HBA or keane or toie????40k??/

  • thepict

    Aug 27, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #17

    He thinks 2.3million a year is not enough fir him, let him go, the way the back 4 are playing he ain’t going to get in the team.

  • toonster88

    Aug 27, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #18

    thepict….lts not what i meant.if we compain of taylos 60k which we all agree is overpaid,shouldnt we be doing so to the three probables new signings.what if HBA or keane gets 100k or demands for it???/what then???

  • thepict

    Aug 27, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #19

    I understand that we.have to pay to get players. Inrrad in one of Sindays papers that he was being offered £45,000 a week but if we get relegated it goes down to £25,000 a week. Seems fair to me. Don’t want to see this club go bust. Another way to boost players salRies is performance related pay. Just a thought.


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