We saw the story earlier today about Steven Taylor wanting a move to Spurs, and we ignored it as another fanciful and made-up story.
Steven Taylor – Harry Redknapp keen to being Londoner to Tottenham
However, since the story is getting some publicity, here’s our view on it.
Maybe Steven will even end up at Spurs – but it’s hardly for some of the reasons put forward in this report today.
One thing we found almost comical in the story, apart from the fact it rehashes the same old stuff about Steven not signing his new contract yet at Newcastle – is that Harry Redknapp is said to be keen to sign home grown talent, and that’s one reason the Spurs boss wants to bring Steven to White Hart Lane.
Or should that be bring Steven back to White Hart Lane.
Steven Taylor was born in Greenwich (well that’s London after all), of Geordie parents, who moved back to Whitley Bay when Steven was a few weeks old.
And like most lads on Tyneside, became a big fan of Newcastle United, became a ball boy during the Kevin Keegan years, and then joined the Newcastle Academy and has so far played over 170 times for Newcastle.
It’s the club he has often said he wants to stay at, but this report says that Harry Redknapp is keen to sign home grown talent -and that’s one reason he’s keen to sign Steven Taylor.
We told you it was utter nonsense.