Newcastle United made a new and improved offer to Steven Taylor a few weeks ago, but that has also been turned down by Steven Taylor’s agent Paul Stretford.
Steven Taylor – manager to meet with his agent before Christmas
We’re not sure we should say it was turned down by Steven or his agent Paul Stretford, but it seems the agent is doing all the dealing right now.
But of course Stretford is employed by Steven so it’s up to Steven to make the final decision and there’s fast coming a time when Steven will have to fish or cut bait.
He’s have to accept the latest deal or be sold in the January transfer window.
The signs yesterday were quite promising that the 24 year-old was fast leaning towards signing the new deal, but it will not be the first time that that has happened – and nothing happens.
In order to put an end to this situation – one way or another – new manager Alan Pardew is getting involved, but he has still to meet with Steven’s agent – and the sooner he does the better, as far as we are concerned.
This is what Alan said last night about the Taylor situation:
“I hope to resolve the Steven Taylor situation,” “But there are discussions that still need to take place.”
“I want to secure Steven because he’s a young centre-half, he’s a local lad and he’s done great for the club, you don’t want to lose that sort of player.”
“I’m due to speak to Steven Taylor’s agent shortly to try to convince him and the player that this is the club to stay at.”
” The signs Steven has shown suggest he wants to stay, but of course the financial package needs to be right for us and him.”
Currently 74% want Steven to sign a new contract in our poll, with 5% undecided, but this situation will not be allowed to go much further once January rolls around.
If he doesn’t sign by January the club will have to assume he’s going to hold out and become a free agent in the summer, and will try to get some money for him next month, with many big clubs interested.
We hope that doesn’t happen.