Steven Taylor Offered New Improved Contract At Newcastle

News today that Steven Taylor has been offered an improved contract on Tyneside.

Steven Taylor – after the game on Sunday applauding the fans

The Newcastle Journal is reporting this morning that Steven Taylor, who played his first game for Newcastle since mid-January on Sunday afternoon against Chelsea, has been offered a new contract.

There’s not much detail in the Journal other than that, although we have to assume the offer to Steven has been improved, but with the Newcastle directors not talking to the press again, it’s hard to know much more than that.

Steven is still on the transfer list, but not one club has come in for the player, but with Chris Hughton adamant he wants to keep the local lad at the club, the Newcastle Board have tried to back their manager by increasing their offer – we assume.

With the January transfer window only a short month away, it looks like Newcastle want to tie down Steven to a long term contract before then, and they are making an effort to do just that.

It would appear that if Steven still drags his feet on signing the new deal by January, then he could be sold in that transfer window, so the club can recuperate some money for the player who has come through the Newcastle Academy.

But that would be a blow to manager Chris Hughton, who has remained patient hoping the club can agree a new deal with the 24 year-old, who had a good game on Sunday, given the lad hadn’t played for almost 10 months. He got the job done alongside the impressive Sol Campbell for Newcastle, in what was a very difficult game.

Of course Chris is also remaining patient on his own contract negotiations, since his contract on Tyneside also runs out at the end of June.

Steven was born to Geordie parents in Greenwich, but then moved back to the North East when he was a few weeks old,  and has been brought up on Tyneside.

Steven has made 174 appearances for Newcastle United with 10 goals, and played 29 times with 4 goals for the England U21 side, which he captained and was often tipped in those days to become a full England International.

He played once for the England B team in 2007.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Chris F

    Nov 30, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #1

    theyve probably seen the shambles stretford caused with rooney at man u, and have made a slightly improved offer, most likely with a take it or leave it proviso.

    if taylor does love the club, and wants to stay like he keeps insisting, he’ll tell stretford to stop being a dick and accept it.

    end of the day, he’s not going to be on bad money, and if it’s more than he’s currently on, what’s he got to lose?

  • alex84

    Nov 30, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #2

    id really like too see him stay, i hope he does the right thing and not turn too greedy town! as we saw on sunday he did a good job and he could really improve with sol by his side

  • ash1001

    Nov 30, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Personally I would be pleased is he signed, over the years hes put in some excellent displays, OK he makes the odd rash decision which can cost us, but no one can deny his commitment to the cause – just sign it please Stephen.

    Ending on a personal plea, will some-body please tell ‘Big Lad’ ‘Stoller’ come Bambi Ameobi to shut up talking a load of rubbish to the press and start doing what he’s paid for and that is perform on the pitch. If he thinks hes made it hes in cloud cuckoo land. Andy Carroll has dome more in quarter of the time, Shola you need to take a look at yourself.

  • Sav

    Nov 30, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #4

    If he does, great. If not, its not the end of the world either. The club is in a decent negotiating position and this is good timing from them. And the fact no-one has come looking for Taylor could be decisive.

  • noir9

    Nov 30, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #5

    Can’t see a club buying him in Jan unless they are desperate for a defender, why would they when they can get him on a free 6 months later? There’s probably already been contact by clubs with his agent, just look at how Everton got Beckford!

  • Moreno

    Nov 30, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #6


    Club desperate for a defender? Try Liverpool with Carra out 3 months and Agger out as well. Hodgson is going to come in with a 1.5/2 million pound bid and take him.

    You heard it here first

  • cupiddstunt

    Nov 30, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #7

    We showed we can survive comfortably without him so no offers of stupid money please,

    If slitherpool come in with a decent offer then take it and move on, we are fairly strong in C D so why fret.

  • Solaidback

    Nov 30, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Yeah Cessepool may offer us £2m for him but if they don’t offer him £60k a week wages, he’s not going to go there is he, so no matter if yer the 1st to post that, it may not happen!!

    If he does want £60k a week, then he can frak off to someone who pays that, otherwise if he loves the club as much as he says he does, then tell that frakin agent to go forth & ultiple & sign the contract on offer!!1

  • willowdalerez

    Nov 30, 2010 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m with Moreno… He’s young and develpoing and Liverpool need a defender to fill in some big gaps in their defense so I’m bettin’ he’s off. Love of the club only carries so far when you are in your prime and $$$ comes calling!

    Seriously… if you were offered a huge salary incentive for the same job and the only downside was moving to Liverpool (crap city but storied club btw) from Newcastle I’m betting you’d all take it and so will Taylor if Moreno’s prediction plays out now Carragher’s out for several months and Taylor remains on waivers…

  • chuck

    Dec 1, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #10

    Hey if I were playing as a pro in the EPL, who would i want for an agent?
    You got it Stretford, why ?
    He made the Glazers and purple nose blink first, they were terrified that Rooney(the franchise) might decide to walk and gave him the deal he deserved.
    Sure there was the PR bull***t afterwards, but everyone knew what happened (the power of to-days football stars) yeah Fergie bit his tongue, these are not the days of bullying players like Stam and Beckham.
    The same will happen with Taylor, Ashley aint that dumb.
    He will increase the offer and there will be handshakes and a PR job, but he will get what he`s asking for, OK !


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