The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Steven Taylor is on the verge of signing a new five-year contract at St James’ Park.
Steven Taylor – to sign new deal in next 24 hours
And we’ve heard some of this before – so we are really now expecting news to come through soon, that Steven has indeed singed his new deal -and hopefully we’ll see a smiling Steven Taylor signing the deal.
Taylor’s current contract runs out next June, and there has been report after report over the last few months about whether he would leave or sign – and yes it’s been a little tedious – but we now have to believe the local lad has decided to stay – and we think that’s great news.
And it will be a coup for new manager Alan Pardew, who got personally involved in the negotiations, and seems to have been successful in getting the Greenwich-born player to sign his new long-term deal on Tyneside. That’s good for Steven, good for Alan – and good for Newcastle United.
The news is that Steven will sign the news deal in the next 24 hours and certainly before Christmas.
Alan Pardew had said thus yesterday:
“I want to secure Steven because he’s a young center-half, a local lad and he’s done great for the club. You don’t want to lose that.”
“ He has still got a lot of learning to do – he is only a very, very young center-half. I think I can help him in that.”
There were some hints from Steven yesterday that his very bad year in terms of his injury would all come to a nice end – with the hint he would be staying at Newcastle and sign his new contract – which again is for a full 5 years.
A nice Christmas present for the Newcastle fans and we have to think Steven will start against Man City on Sunday, and all we need now is all 3 points.
Howay The Lads!!