Hughton To Persuade Steven Taylor To Sign New Contract

There was news last week that Celtic wanted to take Steven Taylor on loan in January, and there is news today that Liverpool manager, Roy Hodgson, will try to sign the player for £4M in January for The Reds.

Chris Hughton – wants to tie down Taylor at Newcastle – good

But not if Newcastle manager Chris Hughton can prevent it, and get his star defender to sign his new contract at the Newcastle club.

Chris has only recently seen 21 year-old star striker Andy Carroll sign a new 5 year deal for his home town club, and news coming from inside St. James’ Park,  suggests  that Chris’ next big job is to persuade 24 year-old local lad Steven Taylor to stay on Tyneside.

Steven’s contract runs out at Newcastle next summer, and so does Chris Hughton’s by the way – but Newcastle fans will hardly be surprised to hear the manager is putting Steven’s contract signing as a priority,  ahead of his own.

One of the many good attributes we are finding out about Chris Hughton as a manager,  is that he fully respects his players and does what he thinks is best for them, and that seems to get right through to the players, who seem to revere Chris at Newcastle.

A Newcastle insider told the Sunday Mirror today:

“Chris is putting the Taylor’s contract ahead of his own as he tries to keep another good young player at the club.”

“The manager sees Carroll and Taylor very much as the future of the club and would like to try and sort out the differences that have prevented Taylor agreeing to the club’s offer.”

“He has not given up on Taylor remaining at the club.”  “Chris has put no pressure on the club over his own deal believing that it will take care of itself if he keeps doing good job. He will let it take its natural course.”

Taylor will be in great demand in January if he has not signed his contract by then, and at least Liverpool, Celtic and Middlesbrough are clubs already said to be interested in the player, with Chelsea also a long term admirer of the former England U21 captain.

The central defender, who can also play at full back, will be able to talk to any interested clubs in January, and then leave Tyneside as a free agent next summer.

We really hope that doesn’t happen, for the sake of the Newcastle club, and it will be a tremendous coup if Chris can persuade Steven to stay on board the Newcastle train, which may be going places in the seasons ahead.

We hope so anyway. 😀

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • komfort

    Oct 10, 2010 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #1

    for cyprus & htl xx

    i fill up every time i hear this…sorry bout the other neet lads….i do still love you’s xx

  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 10, 2010 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh God 😀


  • Bucks mag

    Oct 10, 2010 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #3

    I hope this is true, Stevie Taylor’s one of my favourite players. I feel training and playing alongside a very experienced decent international CB like Campbell could do wonders for him, the likes of which (except Colo) he’s not had playing alongside him (Bramble, O’Brien, Cacapa, Faye, Boumsong, Moore)

  • CT

    Oct 10, 2010 at 2:16 AM

    Comment #4

    kom, not t`nite Kiddo? there`se a gud lad. Finish ya oozoo, gnite sleep n tmorn ullbe a , sorry ull still be a prick!!!

  • MacToon

    Oct 10, 2010 at 2:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Sunday papers is like having April 1st every week, the other 6 days of the week just have BS in 😉


    Oct 10, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #6

    If his overall committment to the club is seen to be wanting then i say, “get rid “,

    But not for any less than 6mil!

  • leedodd

    Oct 10, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Just been told he will be signing before the Wigan game sometime this week !!!!!!!!!!

  • john_cena163

    Oct 10, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #8

    I would want 15min 4 taylor. Or a swap deal with ngog if liverfool want taylor.

  • john_cena163

    Oct 10, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #9

    I would want 15mill 4 taylor. Or a swap deal with ngog if liverfool want taylor.

  • geordieal

    Oct 10, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #10

    15 million? What have you been smoking? His contract runs out next summer, I was surprised by 4 million being mentioned as I think right now that would be a good deal, he’s being offered at least 35 grand a week to play for his supposed home town club, yet he doesn’t think that’s good enough, there is no loyalty in football any more, you could count on one hand the players in the premier league that will only ever play for THEIR club. Taylor had only ever wanted the money, remember his last contract talks!


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