It seems that Nigerian left-back Taye Taiwo has been pleading with his club Marseilles to let him move in the summer, but only to a Premier League club.
Taye Taiwo – 25 year-old desperate for move to Premier League
Taiwo has been linked with a potential move to Newcastle United should Spanish U21 International elect to leave Tyneside for pastures anew in the summer.
Reports in the France Football magazine say the Nigerian international has already held talks with Marseilles officials and wants his club to reject offers from clubs in Italy and Spain.
Instead he wants them to only consider offers coming from clubs in the Premier League and those clubs could include Spurs and Newcastle.
We would have said that Spurs would have an advantage because they could offer European Champions League football next season, but that may not happen.
However, they should at least be able to get into the Europa League next season, and of course are now through to the last eight in this season’s European Champions League, after their magnificent wino over AC Milan, and they could go even further in that competition.
It says much of the Premier League strength when a team that finished 4th in the English League last season can get to the last 8 of Europe, but Spurs have played tremendous football in Europe this seaosn..
Come to think of it it’s a pity Harry didn’t sign up at Newcastle after Sam Allardyce was sacked just over three years ago.
Liverpool are also said to be a Premier League club interested in Taiwo, and the Merseyside club seem determined to bring in a new left back in the summer, with Newcastle’s Jose Enrique also said to be a potential target.
Taye Taiwo is a 25 year-old 6 ft tall Nigerian left back, who has now been at Marseilles since 2004, and has played over 180 times for the French club, and also over 40 times for Nigeria.
We think Newcastle will only be interested in a top class left-back in the summer, should Enrique leave the Tyneside club, and we hope that just doesn’t happen, and Jose will pledge his future to Newcastle by signing a new contract soon.
That’s what we are hoping for in any case.