Let’s hope this Neil Taylor saga doesn’t stretch out too far.
Neil Taylor – put in a transfer request?
We have the Jose Enrique saga still going on, and that’s been going for almost six months now, with Jose still not coming out and saying if he wants to stay at Newcastle or leave the club.
The Daily Mirror is reporting that indeed there is an argument between Newcastle and Swansea, on what the release clause in Taylor’s contract really means.
Newcastle say they can sign the left back for £1M, while Swansea are saying the clause only allows another club to talk terms with the player, but it doesn’t set the transfer fee – but that’s an odd take on a release clause.
The Mirror is reporting late tonight that the issue could be resolved by Neil Taylor putting in a transfer request, to force through the £1M switch to Newcastle United.
Why that’s the case we are not exactly sure, unless it forces Taylor’s hand, and he will not get any payments from Swansea for moving, since he will have specifically asked for the move.
The Swansea left-back was all ready to sign for Newcastle, and the Magpies launched their £1M bid this morning, but Swansea blocked the deal immediately, by turning the bid down.
We thought this would lead Newcastle to get a reading on what Neil’s contract really says, and that may still happen.
And of course Taylor also has the right to seek legal advice on what he should do now.
Who said football was simple these days?
We don’t think this will continue for too long – we hope this will not continue for too long.