For the last week or now, we have been expecting Newcastle to sign Swansea’s Neil Taylor.
Neil Taylor – may not be coming to Newcastle
And we mentioned yesterday, there had been a delay in the contract signing, and Everton were also in for the player.
And today sources in Swansea are saying that Taylor has in fact rejected a move to Newcastle and could join Everton instead.
The left- back, who can also play in left midfield, was a much improved player last season for Swansea, and Newcastle had found out he had a £1M release clause in his contract.
Taylor started his career at Manchester City, but signed on at Wrexham, in 2007 before moving to Swansea only last summer, and last season he made 32 appearances for the newly promoted side.
If this news is true, we can only assume he was not happy with the terms offered by Newcastle, and if he does move to Everton, that the Toffees were willing to offer him a better contract in some way – either better wages, a longer deal or a mixture of both.
It’s becoming very clear that Newcastle will only go so far with each contract, and if a player ends up not signing it, that’s it.
That’s even happened this summer with the former Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan, who is now a West Ham player,
We suppose you win some, you lose some.
Newcastle may have lost out on Neil Taylor.