Bad news today in the Sunday Sun, that Steven Taylor is about to leave Newcastle, and will not sign his new contract.
Steven Taylor tussles with Torres yesterday – soon to be team mates?
The Sunday Sun is reporting that Steven has rejected Newcastle’s latest improved offer.
So if that’s true we suppose he will be sold to the highest bidder in January, but that is hardly good news for Newcastle, especially since a weakness seems to be in the center of Newcastle’s defense.
But of course it will allow 20 year old Tamas Kadar more chances in the side, and whenever the Hungarian has been in the side, he’s never let Newcastle down.
Newcastle will be left with Coloccini, Williamson, Campbell and Kadar in central defense, but Sol again looked a little unsteady for Newcastle yesterday, so Pardew may look to bring in another center-back in January, if indeed Steven is moved out.
If this is all true we will be sorry to see a local lad leave the club, and especially because he’s leaving because of the money situation.
But surely the players at Newcastle need to be at the club because they want to be on Tyneside – and if Steven can get more wages elsewhere, and he wants to leave Newcastle because of that – so be it.
The decision has nothing to do with the new manager arriving and Chris leaving.
While we are a little disappointed with Steven if this is true, it’s a free country, and at least Newcastle now know where they stand.
Don’t be surprised if the team Steven played so well against yesterday – Liverpool – will be the team that wants him most.
And we’re sure that Alan Pardew will be allowed to use the money to being in a new player or two in January – another Mike Williamson class player for £1M wouldn’t be bad.