Late breaking news that Newcastle United have rejected a loan bid from Glasgow Celtic for their 24 year-old defender Steven Taylor.
Steven Taylor – not going out on loan – good
The 24-year-old is currently on the transfer list at St. James’ Park, but STV Sport is reporting the Tyneside club have turned down the chance to send the player out on a temporary loan.
Taylor has made 174 appearances for Newcastle, but has been tied up with his agent Paul Stretford in negotiations on a new contract, which has still not been signed.
A shoulder injury is currently keeping the player on the sidelines, but it is hoped he will be fit again in about a month, and the local lad has been one of the best players to ever come through the Newcastle Youth system, and captained the England U21 side.
Steven was a ball-boy at Newcastle when Kevin Keegan was the manager, and we are hoping the refusal of Newcastle to send the lad out on loan means they are hoping they can reach agreement on a new contract – soon.
Taylor’s current contract runs out next summer.