It seems that Steven Taylor has been linked with a possible player exchange deal for Loic Remy over the weekend, and that news is being reported today by the Shields Gazette, but there’s just no way Newcastle will let Steven go anywhere.
Steven Taylor – going nowhere
And what is Harry Redknapp thinking, that a player raised on Tyneside in Whitley Bay, would ever want to join a small club like QPR, who got the smallest gates in the Premier League last season, and play at a very small ground?
One answer is big wages, but we wonder if QPR will be able to continue to pay out the wages when they are now a Championship club – and yes we know, Loic Remy went there for the money in January, but Taylor is a Geordie dedicated to Newcastle.
This is what Steven had to say in the Shields Gazette today:
“Every player at this club wants to do well.” “I’m just hoping next season we can surprise a few people, and answer the questions that have been asked of us as a group.” “We want to jump up that league and answer our critics.”
If QPR are looking for a central defender, then 29 year-old Mike Williamson is available, and could be part of a Remy deal, if Newcastle are indeed willing to bring Remy to Newcastle, after what happened in January, when he turned us down for the money.
Steven will probably be the starting center-back alongside captain Fabricio Coloccini this coming season, but will face competition from new boy Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who has looked a solid defender in different positions across the back line, since he came on board in late January.
For the record Steven Taylor has made 235 appearances and scored 13 (unlucky for some) goals for his home town club, and he is a very important player for Newcastle, and the thing about Steven is Newcastle somehow have to keep him fit for the full season.
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