As long as Steven Taylor does not sign the contract that is awaiting his signature at Newcastle United, there will be rumors galore that he will leave the Tyneside club in January.
Steven Taylor – if he doesn’t sign new contract – he’ll leave in January
If it becomes obvious that Steven is planning to become a free agent next summer, then Newcastle will have no other option but to sell him in January for as much as they can get, rather than lose him for nothing next summer, when his contract runs out on Tyneside.
So it’s hardly surprising that there is news today , and not for the first time, that Liverpool are preparing a move to sign Newcastle United defender in January.
The former England Under 21 international captain has had a terrible year of injuries this year, and has only played a few games. Steven injured his knee in January and then dislocated his shoulder in his very first game back at Carlisle United in July.
Steven is planning to return to full training a week tomorrow.
The 24 year old local lad has been at Newcastle since 2002 and has so far played 173 times for the Magpies with 10 goals, and if he became available in January, then a number of top clubs would be interested in taking the player.
This latest report suggests a fee as small as £4M would be enough to persuade Newcastle manager, Chris Hughton, to cash in on the player.
We’d like to see Steven sign a new contract before the end of the year on Tyneside, but if he doesn’t and doesn’t want to stay at his home-town club, then it would be best that he leave, and we then get the most we can get for him.
Let’s hope Manchester City become interested in the player, so they offer stupid money for Steven, and Newcastle would take it in a heartbeat.