Chris Hughton is usually pretty good at squashing rumors in the press that are not true, and when he was asked about the David Wheater rumor yesterday, he said there was no truth in it.
Steven Taylor – we hope he signed his contract – today?
However, the more we think of Wheater at Newcastle on a free transfer, the more we like it, so it was a bit of a disappointment that Newcastle may not be interested in David, the 6’5″ powerful Middlesbrough defender.
But of course today there will be a meeting today between Steven Taylor’s representative Paul Stretford and the Newcastle hierarchy, and that will be an important meeting.
If Steven signs along the dotted line, then Newcastle will have no need to be interested in bringing in another center-back like David Wheater.
For some reason we are confident that Steven will sign his new improved deal, because he will be happy to be back in the side, and he showed everybody that he is indeed a good player with a brave performance on Sunday – his first competitive start since last January.
If Steven continues to back off on signing his new contract, then there will be a number of Premier League clubs interested in the 24 year-old, including top club Liverpool.
There may even be some news today about the meeting, that may tell us how close Steven is to signing his new deal.