Neil Taylor Will Be Joining Brilliant Club At Newcastle

We heard yesterday that Swansea’s Neil Taylor was keen to talk to Newcastle, after the Tyneside club lodged a £1M bid for the 22 year-old Welsh left-back earlier this week.

Neil Taylor – next one through the door?

Wrexham manager Dean Saunders is in no doubt that a move to Newcastle United would greatly benefit the Swansea defender,  and of course Wrexham will also profit from any deal for the player.

Wrexham sold Taylor to Swansea last summer for a fee of £150K plus 10% of any future profit if Swansea do sell him.

This is what Dean Sanders, a former first team coach at Newcastle,  said today:

“It’s a great move for him because Newcastle – I’ve been there obviously as assistant manager – is a brilliant club,”

“Swansea is a great club as well, but hopefully things turn out right for Neil. He’s got a great attitude and he’s always worked hard.”

“It was great move for him to go to Swansea,” “He’ll find it a lot easier to play that type of football than in the Conference where he’s getting balls banged on top of him all the time.”

“In the Football League they play a bit more football and they play even more football in the Premiership.”

“If he goes for £1m we’ve got a 10% sell on so that will be a good deal all round for everybody.”

Dean Saunders moved to Newcastle United in September of 2004, and became first-team coach under Graeme Souness, but left in February of 2006, when Souness was sacked and replaced by Glenn Roeder.

Swansea will be sorry to lose their player but the news id there is a £1M release clause in the Welshman’s contract, which Newcastle are taking advantage of.

Taylor started his career at Manchester City as a boy, and moved to Wrexham in 2007, and he played 85 times with 3 goals for the Welsh side.

He moved to Swansea only last summer, and was one of the most improved players in the Championship last season, as he made 32 appearances for the side, after starting the season on the bench at Swansea.

But if Neil does sign on next week, when he returns from his vacation in Spain, that will probably mean that Jose Enrique will be leaving.

We don’t know why Newcastle would sign Taylor if Jose is staying, when the club already have young Shane Ferguson as back-up to Jose.

But it will be another  good deal for Newcastle,  and maybe he will be brought in even if Jose stays at the club – to increase competition for places on Tyneside.

Sounds good to us.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • Kris

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #1

    This lad is Enrique´s look-a-like, but hopes not he is Enrique´s repacement if he leaves!

  • Enn You Eff Sea

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Im sure Ferguson is a lot more suited to LM but nevermind… I hope this kid isnt our first-choice LB should Jose leave, another James Perch is definately what we dont need, lets hope hes a half-decent player!

  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #3

    this news is all fodder i cant believe this shower of fu**ing c**ts are contemplating sellin kevin nolan what a stupid move im absoloutly sick.

  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #4

    cant w8 4 cabaye to be announced so we can get zoggy in

  • ToonTiote

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Ashley Young signs for Utd today a think !


    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #6

    If we been linked with players like Long & Graham why don’t we look at Maynard, that boy can really strike a ball

  • Stuart

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Ferguson could be a LB in a few years when he’s bulked up abit, too lightweight atm. More suited to LW until hes abit older.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Hes like a cross between Enrique and Gavin Henson.

    I hope that today, when Cabaye is announced, we also announce that Enrique has signed a new deal.

  • Eastander

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #9

    Even if enrique does sign a new deal it doesnt mean anything, carroll signed a new deal in october and look what happened there, it just means we may get a bit more money for him

  • xfer

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #10

    This guy for backup would be perfect. Young and energetic.

    Shane Ferguson is LM, he shouldnt be left back. Too weak to handle the physical side of attack.

  • tsunami

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #11

    From the looks of things were buying cheap and put everyone up for sale. Pardrew must know he will get all the flack. bets on that pards dont see xmas as toon manager. go for the double and take toon to go back down.

  • Stuart

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #12

    Haha, you’re just determined to p1ss on my cornflakes Eastander like!

  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #14

    tsunami wtf you ona bwt no1 is for sale ffs

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #15

    @ tsunami // Jun 10, 2011 at 11:39 AM


    Transfer window has only just opened and you are on about $hite like that. What are you on?!?

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #16

    this taylor is a ENRIQUE look a like

  • Eastander

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #17

    sorry stuart :p i’m not his biggest fan anyways, he’s strong and gets the ball back but his crossings horrible, and the number of times he’s won it back and then lost it in the second half of last season i’ve lost count, plus those long balls over the top which have gone out of play down the left wing… i think i’ve received more of them than the strikers

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #18

    this taylor is a ENRIQUE look a like K


    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #19

    This is shaping up to be a good day!
    Cabaye signing on the dotted line today….another player lined up to sign in Naylor.

    AND the old system of commenting is back 😀 I will miss my picture though 🙁

  • Cockney Magpie

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #20

    “in the conference where he was getting balls banged on top of him all the time” 🙂

  • daneevz

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #21

    i think he will be a back up to jose coz ferguson is a much better left winger wasnt to ecstatic about his left bk role aint a defender.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 10, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #22

    We thought our debts were bad yesterday after Ed did the article on the Deloitte Report.

    Chelsea – £734m DEBT.
    ManUre – £590m DEBT.
    Liverpoo – £351m DEBT.

  • Colo2

    Jun 10, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Neil Taylor looked good from what I saw of him last season. Hope he makes the step up.

    Will be great to have a confirmed signing at last

  • ArtyH

    Jun 10, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #24

    If you look around the premiership all teams outside the top four are looking to loose players to the top teams, that’s how it works, you have the money, you get the players. Top players want the money and the glory of the champs league etc, that’s why they play football. Realistically we were never in the hunt for Gamerio or his mate, they said from day one they wanted European football, it was just kept alive by journo’s and deluded fans who think everybody should sign for the toon cos its the best team in the world. The reality is we have just been promoted and need to stabilize the club, keep our best players and add to the squad. Lets face it we could not hang on to a 3-0 lead last game of the season, we need to strengthen as its obvious to me the team is not good enough at the moment. Thankfully we will have HBA and Gosling to pick from next term, we could have used the, last season no doubt. Also Cabaye is to sign today so its a better start than in the last few years.

  • Brutooon

    Jun 10, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #25

    He MIGHT be our ONLY signing

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 10, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #26

    NEWCASTLE TRIAL FOR MLS HOTSHOT MARCO PAPPA. He has a thunderous left foot!!

  • chuck

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Heard he does’nt want to come here ( Taylor)
    Like the others i guess, being chased by Everton also.
    Gonna have a tough time spending those big bucks in the war chest if no-one wants to come!

  • ArtyH

    Jun 10, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #28

    @ Chuck= Gonna have a tough time spending those big bucks in the war chest if no-one wants to come!

    Yes M8, its been that way ever since I started supporting the club back in the 60’s. That’s why we have to pay over the odds for players both great and average. Notice too that we also have in the past gone for players with a less than perfect past but were great players, but perhaps attitudes/baggage etc. Only a few came good really Ginola and Tino spring to mind but I am sure some would argue against that, but that’s football its open to interpretation.


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