Does Steven Taylor Want To Stay At Newcastle?

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?

Comments always welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Doha Mag

    Oct 9, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #1

    I truly hope young Steven signs a contract extension but as his ego is much bigger than his ability, I don’t see it happening.

    However, he’ll struggle to get a better deal from any of the so called interested PL sides and the big two in Scotland, so just maybe he’ll come to his sences and take the offer on the table.

    Taylor may struggle to get back into the side in central defence and his best option may well be at right back…..

  • Brutooon

    Oct 9, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #2

    if he transfer to other club, he got better chance to be in England Squad.

    i would suggest he join Arsenal

  • thepict

    Oct 9, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #3

    His ego is bigger than his talent. Can’t see him getting back in this side.

  • bulljongen

    Oct 9, 2010 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #4

    good committed player but we’ve a few in that position. injuries aside and he will go, whatever all the best

  • cupiddstunt

    Oct 9, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Get an offer on the table by Dec. Make it a take it or leave it offer if he does not sign then we will be free to punt him on in the Jan window.

    He is nowhere near good enough yet to be in a position of laying down demands, but If he shows that he really does want to stay by signing then good as that is another potential disruption out of the dressing room,

    If it is made public enough in Dec about his contract then all potential interested parties will be on the alert come Jan and we can move him on, so either way that would be another potential disruption out of the dressing room.

  • gorskino10

    Oct 10, 2010 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #6

    Good player poorly advised he is NOT worth the 80k or whatever he wanted when Carrol (who is more important is on) around 25k or something!


    Oct 10, 2010 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Whats at question here is his committment to the club?

    He probably thinks that his chances of developing further would be better served at another club, and he,s probably right. If he went north of the border, he would be all but forgotten by the England camp!

    Not everyone at Newcastle finds him a good player, i do and would pleased if he stayed.

    I can see him going to Liverpool but i would,nt let him go for anything less than 6 Mln.
    Maybe we could arrange a swap deal with another club? I see this morning that we are interested in Kranjar, the Spuds have expressed an interest in Taylor in the past, maybe that would be an answer to the Taylor question?

    If it appears that he starts making stupid demands for big wages etc, we should let him go!

  • chuck

    Oct 11, 2010 at 3:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Hmm ! certailly his agent is playing hardball, what is it sixty grand he`s asking ?
    As an under 25 year old he has plenty of time to make big bucks, how about a short, say two or three year deal at less than the asked for sixty and see how things work out.
    I know there are clubs out there who would sign him, but for sixty grand, dont know ?
    Personally I would like to see him stay with the club as I rate him, but say if it were a choice of a straight swap for Krajncar, I`would say take it, either that or a decent up and coming RB , perhaps Coleman and cash from Everton.


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