There is news that Glasgow Celtic want to take Steven Taylor on loan to the SPL in January.
Steven Taylor – what are his plans?
The interest from up north is probably coming from former Newcastle coach and local lad Alan Thomson, who joined Neil Lennon at the Celtic club in the summer.
The worrying thing about Steven is that he has held out on signing his new contract at the Magpies for a while now, and quite honestly we have no idea if his plans are to become a free agent next summer, when his current contract will run out on Tyneside.
Certainly is he does become a free agent, there will be a number of top clubs who will no doubt be interested in taking the 24 year old center-back, who has played 173 times for the Magpies with 10 goals.
And of course he could probably get a very good contract for himself in the process too.
But whenever Steven has talked since the summer, and he is to resume training from his shoulder injury a week on Monday, he has said he wants to play for Newcastle.
So it’s really unclear if he is hanging on for some improvements in the contract that has been offered to him, or whether his motives are indeed to become a free agent next summer.
We like Steven Taylor as a player a lot, and his experience in the Premier league could be a big boon for Newcastle this season, and we have to hope he will soon sign his contract.
But if his contract is still not signed come January, and it looks like he will not accept the new terms offered to him, that may force Newcastle to sell him early next year, so they get at least something for him.
We hope that doesn’t happen.
And with fellow local lad Andy Carroll signing a new contract yesterday, we have to hope that Steven will soon sign along the dotted line too.
What do you think about this situation?
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