Neil Taylor Has Asked To Speak To Newcastle


News today in the Swansea Evening Post that Neil Taylor has asked Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins for permission to talk to Newcastle.

Neil Taylor – has asked for permission to speak with Newcastle

Newcastle have already lodged a bid of £1M for the Welsh left-back

Taylor is understood to have contacted Jenkins from his vacation in Spain, for permission to speak to Newcastle, after the Newcastle bid came in last Monday.

The news is that Taylor will be offered a bumper five-year deal to sign on for the St James’ Park club — but Swansea must first agree to the fee.

The Post is reporting today that Taylor’s contract does not include a clause which allows him to leave if a £1M offer comes in, but the clause states that Taylor can speak to a club if that club offers £1M.

That’s splitting hairs, and it seems Swansea are trying to wriggle out of the wording of the contract, because why would the player talk to a club if they bid £1M, but then  Swansea say they want £3M?

A player can only speak to a club if a fee has been agreed which is why the contract is worded that way – it’s called a release clause.

So that’s very dicey in legal terms to say Swansea do not have to accept the £1M offer, and of course the Welsh club may try to get higher than £1M, but they are on very shaky legal ground if they try that one.

Taylor signed a three-year deal when he arrived from Wrexham last summer, and it’s’ not surprising the player now wants to leave after hearing of Newcastle’s interest.

Once the player arrives back from his vacation in Spain, we would expect the deal to go through, and also expect Jose Enrique to be sold, since it’s becoming clear he wants to leave the club.

We’re still thinking that a possible back four for Newcastle could be Taylor(R) Coloccini Taylor(S) Taylor(N). 😀

Comments welcome.



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33 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #1

    Get Matty Taylor in, flog Colo and rename the club to Newtaylor United.

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #2

    have to say i saw this coming how else did we find out about his release clause weve tapped him up big time.

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  • cousto

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #3

    sounds like a plan thump. Should get Maik Taylor too

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  • cousto

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #4

    What a team!

    M. Taylor

    R. Taylor M. Taylor S. Taylor N. Taylor

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #5

    WE could have a defensive line of
    Raylor, Saylor & Naylor

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  • Thump

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #6

    I like your thinking, cousto. I’ll be protesting outside SJP (after I get “Taylor” on the back of the new strip, of course) and demand more Taylor’s.

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #7

    jesus ed ur spittin out the storys this mornin

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #8

    i guess we will sign him since he is young and cheap and ashley wants players like these

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  • supervil

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #9

    Have I missed something? Where is it clear that Enrique wants to leave?

    Big difference between that and not being able to agree a contract…

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #11

    looks like we shud hurry up if they want zogbia cos the makems are gunna bid the 12mil wen henderson goes,, howay pardew get your finger out and make a deal with wigan

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  • connor_nufc

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #12

    Keep putting more up ed im bored

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #13

    NGOG set to join makems must be as part of henderson deal ha ha more unwanted shite floating its way down the road.

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #14

    n ad be fuming if enrique leaves for free that’ll f**k us out of 10mil,, no chance enrique or better still no way jose,, on yah bike,, saying that all be quite angry if naylor is owa first choice LB wud like m’bengue n naylor can cover wen hes at ACON

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #15

    If they wasnt £3M for him,

    Is he worth it?
    Can he step up?

    He was playing non-league just over a year ago!

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  • JackButler

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #16

    NUFC_Richyg01
    watched this guy a few times this season, and I think he could make the step up, he’s quick, physical and has a good range of passing, but he’s raw and would no doubt need time to adjust, but for a small fee would be a great signing for us

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  • Thump

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #17

    @Richy: Smalling was in a similar place, if you remember. Fulham signed him, Man U came for him and look where he is today.

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  • Kris

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #18

    @ Ed

    When did Enrique said that he wants to leave Newcastle? And has he got offered the very very good deal yet?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #19

    @ JackButler // Jun 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Cheers, must say I have not seen him play.

    @ Thump // Jun 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM
    Sure you get some diamonds from the rough, it just makes a difference if you are paying £1M or £3M on a gamble don’t it.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #20

    @ Kris // Jun 8, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    He never said he wanted to leave.

    He said something like “if I stay, I’m happy. If I leave I am happy too, I just want to play football”

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  • Thump

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #21

    £3m is pocket change in football though, Richy. It’s worth a punt either way and I reckon he can make the step up – can’t be any worse than Perch, anyway.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #22

    @ Thump // Jun 8, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Dont think anyone is worse than Perch.

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  • JackButler

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #23

    Thump
    Smalling is a perfect example mate, trust me this guy is in the same bracket

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #24

    @ Thump // Jun 8, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    £3M is only pocket change if there is not someone better in that price bracket!

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  • JackButler

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #25

    0rac1e79 NUFC
    Hearing that there is a huge twist in the Gamiero deal, not confirmed as yet!

    i posted a question asking him what twist and weather it was good news for us and he retweeted

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  • JackButler

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #26

    0rac1e79 NUFC
    in response to the many questions! Good for NUFC!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 8, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #27

    @JackButler // Jun 8, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Keep us posted

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  • Nappa

    Jun 8, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Million pound wonder kid on the way!

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  • daneevz

    Jun 8, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #29

    being from swansea i seen alot of taylor last year!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 8, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #30

    @ Nappa // Jun 8, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    WHO?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 8, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Fat Sam wants Nolan, Barton and Smith!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 8, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #32

    let him have them. they are typical fat Sham players

    We could save 9M a year in wages and invest it some quick better players to get us to the top 10 and above, not 12th !!

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  • MonsterMagnet

    Jun 8, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #33

    Nice analysis of the contract, Ed. Fancy being an agent? I hear the money’s not bad…

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