There seems just no way that Steven Taylor will move to another club this summer, certainly not if the local lad from Whitley Bay has anything to do with it.
Steven Taylor – going nowhere – according to his agent
You can have your own opinions on Steven and how good he is, but this lad is dedicated to his home town club, and its really hard to argue with that.
Steven made his debut back in 2004, when the great Sir Bobby Robson was managing the club, and since then he has made 245 appearances with 14 goals for Newcastle, and he was a starter at the beginning of last season, but lost his place after he was sent off in that first (nightmare) game at the Etihad.
Because of his vast experience in the Premier league, its not surprising that Steven is in great demand, and both QPR and West Ham have been interested in the 28 year-old, who has never quite fulfilled the promise he showed when he was captain of the England U21 side.
His agent is Jonathan Hope, and he has said this to Sky Sports today:
“I can confirm that I’ve had talks to several clubs in regards to Taylor.” “Yes a lot of interest and great opportunities but I will state now that Steven Taylor is going nowhere.
“He is contractually obliged to Newcastle United and he wants to play for the club he loves.”“Despite media reports I’m saying now Steven Taylor and myself are not interested in talking to anyone else.
¨Our focus is Newcastle and fighting for a place in Alan Pardew’s plans.¨ “We are not looking to leave Newcastle and hopefully this will end speculation over his future.”
We suppose the only way Steven would leave this summer is if Newcastle get that proverbial ¨offer they cannot refuse¨ and owner Mike Ashley wants to take the money – again.
But we expect Steven, who has two years left on his contract at the club, to go all out in pre-season to try to regain a starting position in the side.
And in any case, it’s always good to have some Geordie lads in the team, who can show the other players what Geordie passion and pride is all about, and how important Newcastle United are to their fans and to the City itself, and that cannot be bad.
The City of Newcastle upon Tyne is Newcastle United.
Comments and opinions always welcome – but please be civil to other readers – and to everybody else for that matter – thanks.