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Liverpool After Steven Taylor In January For £4M

12:52 am, Sunday, October 10th, 2010 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

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.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Steven Taylor · Transfer News and Rumours



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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Howay The Lads // Oct 10, 2010 at 12:58 AM

    How can they predict this when the manager is unknown? :lol:

  • 2 Chris F // Oct 10, 2010 at 1:17 AM

    he’s been linked with liverpool for about 6 years now, and theyve still never even enquired about his availability.

    the papers really are just lazy these days.

  • 3 Brutooon // Oct 10, 2010 at 8:59 AM

    he won’t join a relegation battler club (Liverpool) right?

  • 4 ronaldeano // Oct 10, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Liverpool are Donnald ducked! They haven’t got 4 pence to buy Taylor! The scoucers all laughed at nufc when we were relegated, now it’s their turn for a bit of misery. And after them (when the new rules come into force by UEFA) it will be manures turn, then chelseas then citehs….

  • 5 cupiddstunt // Oct 10, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    ronaldeano I think you need to read the papers a little more, slitherpool look to have a big money buyer in the wings who have promised to wipe off their 200mil of debt and if this goes through then they will be able to stabilise and begin to climb the table again.

    You are also forgetting that all of the clubs you have mentioned have a good following and generate larger turnover that most of the rest of the prem so will still be able to out spend the rest.

    In reality the only effect that I think the fifa rulings will have is on the number of players that come to the prem instead of signing for other European top clubs. Of those that come to the prem the better ones will still end up at the top 6 or so clubs as they will still be the top money generators and so the best payers, the rest of the prem will have to do what it has been doing since the beginning and that is scraping around for what they can find for the money they are able to offer, so little should change except the grossly stupid wages.

  • 6 cupiddstunt // Oct 10, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    I think we might find that there is a greater focus on getting the manager right instead of just throwing money at players.

    Once there is a limit set on the players they can bring in then the good managers should rise to the top as they show how they are able to get performances out of budget teams, I think it will be the clubs with the better managers that will start to climb the table and if this is supported by fans coming back to support their club then this will give the club potentially more cash to improve the team within the guide lines.

    The top clubs will stay the top clubs because of their money generating ability, and the situation could be even worse than it is now as there will be no place for a benefactor to step in and make a club competitive by cash injection.

    Brooks Mileson did just this with Gretna and took them from none league to uefa cup in about 4 years, although this happened too quick and they never developed the fan base to sustain the club when Mileson became ill and the money stopped.

    With the new rules this will never happen again clubs with low turnover will be almost guaranteed to struggle with little hope of progressing.

  • 7 ronaldeano // Oct 10, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Cupidstunt

    The papers today are saying the deal will collapse if pool go into administration and get deducted 9 pts. Gilette and hicks are not going to lose 140 million without a fight. As for the other clubs I mentioned, they won’t be able to sustain the wages and debts they have when the new rules come in… Citeh pay out more than they make so they will be in the shiit. Manure have debts of double what Liverpool have, and it only takes one of the glaziers companies to go boobs up before they are in it, and Chelsea were a mediocre club who’s rich owner also borrowed loads of money to buy sucess

  • 8 ronaldeano // Oct 10, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Cont..
    And Chelsea have started curbing their spending…. It’s only a matter of time before the ugly Russian picks up his ball and leaves Chelsea in the shiit.




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