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Newcastle Consider £5M Bid For English Left Back

7:01 pm, Thursday, July 7th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 75 Comments

The Express is reporting today that Middlesbrough, West Brom and Burnley are all interested in signing 22 year-old Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor.

As well as the three Premier League clubs interested there are also reports in the Guardian and the Mirror that Newcastle are monitoring the situation and could join the race to sign the twice capped England U19 International.


Charlie Taylor – 22 year-old Leeds United left-back

It looks like Leeds have decided to cash in on the youngster since he has only a year left on his contract and it is thought Taylor would cost around £5M.

Charlie’s main position is left-back but he can also play as a left-winger.

He is very highly rated and has made 72 appearances and scored 3 goals for Leeds United since making his debut at age 17 in 2011 as a second half substitute against local rivals Bradford City in the League Cup in August of that year.

He made 43 total appearances for Leeds last season with one goal and he was Leeds United’ player of the season for last season.

The York born player stands 6ft 1ins tall and has had loan spells at Bradford City (4 games), York City (5 games), Inverness CT (8 games) and League Two side Fleetwood Town, where he was on loan for the 2013-2014 season and played 42 games.

He has only played 132 first team games in his career so far, but 113 of those have been over the last three seasons.

Newcastle are expected to bring in a left-back to challenge local lad Paul Dummett and Frenchman Massadio Haidara for the left back position for next season.

Manager Rafa Benitez is trying to fix what has been a leaky defense for the last four seasons in the Premier League when we have conceded a massive 255 goals.

There are a couple of potential problems for Newcastle if they want to sign the 22 year-old.

Charlie may want to play in the Premier League next season is one of them – and the other is that Leeds may not want to sell one of their best players to a club who will be challenging them for a promotion place from the Championship this coming season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

75 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rafa Revolution // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Get him signed

  • 2 Rafa Revolution // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Welshgeordie9 I reckon Rafa will keep his cards close to his chest and more power to him

  • 3 welshgeordie9 // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    Out of all the defenders we’ve been linked with, please please please let this one be true.

  • 4 JP...from The Rock // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    I love how we are linked with all these promising defenders 🙂 it’s looking good.

  • 5 ShirebrookToon // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Be nice to pull this one off but I don’t think it’s gonna happen 🙁

  • 6 Belfast // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Aye it would be good if we could sign some of them though JP 🙂

  • 7 Bobbybee // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Welshie, don’t worry about transfers yet mate, there’s still two months left almost. Rafa won’t say nowt until the player he’s after is signed sealed and delivered if he can help it. There was not even a suggestion of a goalkeeper coming in, yet… it’s like Christmas as a bairn, waking up to lots of surprises you weren’t expecting. 😉

  • 8 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    You would think centre back would be the first position we would sign. Turning out to be the last, & we need two

  • 9 WWSBRD // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Lewis Cook going to Bournemouth shame is of loved him, will shine and end up at Man City within 2 years

  • 10 santon3 // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    why don’t we go for Santon? please please don’t let him sign for the mackems.

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    People worried about the quality of signings, I don’t think Rafa is planning an assault on the CL straight after being promoted, I think he’ll target top ten and a cup run, plenty of windows to buy and sell the quality needed to make us successful.

  • 12 JP...from The Rock // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Belfast- yeh where is this gamez fella? He’s supposed to be having a medical today.

  • 13 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Charlie taylor In
    David Santon In
    1 new central defender In

    & shift dummet to central defence, we’re good to go!

  • 14 JP...from The Rock // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Santon3- if santon does sign for the scum I think you’re gonna have to change your name mate

  • 15 santon3 // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:40 PM


    please hijack Santon.
    he shouldn’t have been sold in the first place.

  • 16 WWSBRD // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Nar Santon can go to the mackems

  • 17 santon3 // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:41 PM


    lol that’s why I hope he doesn’t sign for them.

  • 18 ShirebrookToon // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    France or Germany, who’s it going to be?

  • 19 santon3 // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Santon is much much better than Haidara.

    I don’t understand why some people rate Haidara, I can’t see what is so good about him. more injury prone than Santon.

  • 20 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    I’m all truth, I don’t think Santon is rafa kind of player. Especially defending, he awful. Good going forward, I would rather play him on the wings.

  • 21 ShirebrookToon // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    No pictures of Gamez arriving yet then

  • 22 WWSBRD // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    El Toro was better than both tbf though none were particularly good

  • 23 Rafa Revolution // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    See Sissoko is playing again, think Germany will win

  • 24 ShirebrookToon // Jul 7, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    Sissoko is gonna run riot against the Germans haha

  • 25 Mister Tuff // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Germany will probably win – but I hope France win.
    Need a good game from Sissoko then he can be sold for better money.

  • 26 JamesToon // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Is it only in the euros that they’re doing this kick off thing where a team will just have 1 player in the circle and they’ll just pass it back Or is this a new thing now that will be adopted everywhere?

  • 27 Bobbybee // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    I picked France before it all began so i can’t change now, despite the fact that I think Germany might beat them. This should’ve been the final really. Still, france it is then. Hattrick for moussa and ten million more on his price. 😉

  • 28 ShirebrookToon // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    Lively first few minutes!

  • 29 geordie157 // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Charlie Taylor yes….get him signed! Him, Hanley and Gamez….would be great additions.

  • 30 geordie157 // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Have to say Griezmann is one of my favorite players!

    Can Rafa persuade him to sign haha….

  • 31 lesh // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Given the amount of money slushing around Prem clubs, his £5m would have valued him at far less last season. But, that’s life.

  • 32 jib follower // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    All non-runners

  • 33 ShirebrookToon // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Think Draxler and Kimmich could do a job for us 😉

  • 34 geordie157 // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    What’s the betting one of these sides who have played decent football lose to deflected Ronaldo strike in the final…..

    Those fifa stats need sorting kroos does have some pace!

    Come on moussa get that transfer value up a few more million!

  • 35 jimmysmith // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Yeah, Santon to Sunderland, talk about adding insult to injury. One of the reasons we went down was the lack of a proper left back after we inexplicably sold him, and Sunderland, as if that isn’t galling enough, were the team that stayed up at our expense.

    He’s a gifted player, who perhaps has too many injury issues, and needs competition more than most, but as one of ten to eight good defenders he’s an asset.

  • 36 Jib // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:43 PM

    Charlie Taylor has rejected Leeds offers of a contract extension.
    Taylor’s agent, Colin Pomford, is the same agent who represents Sam Byram and who was involved in a bitter fall-out with Massimo Cellino prior to Byram’s January exit to West Ham

    Cellino said: “I’m very disappointed with the way he (Taylor) has acted. We are not going to let him go. Trust me.

    yorkshire evening post tonight

  • 37 Bobbybee // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    Funny old game.

  • 38 Jib // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    What did Schweinsteiger do?

  • 39 Rafa Revolution // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Never a penalty

  • 40 JamesToon // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Definitely get Charlie Taylor in, we need a more balanced left back who can offer us width on the left hand side, Dummett can’t do that, and haidara gets injured too often

  • 41 ShirebrookToon // Jul 7, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    harsh on Germany that was. Wouldn’t have anything to do with a bitter Italian ref would it

  • 42 Nufc-83 // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Can’t understand why people are saying that’s not a pen or even its harsh. its a stonewall handball if I’ve ever seen one!!

    Also been slating moussa for his previous games even though people saying he was playing well but when he manages to touch the ball he’s playing better tonight I would say France’s best player so far.

  • 43 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    Hope Santon doesn’t go to Sunderland. I always liked him and wouldn’t have sold him. Liked him coming towards the crowd by himself to clap us as well. Classy and comfortable on the ball. Under Rafa he’d be a lot more structured and focused in his game rather than the other of blagger of a manager.

  • 44 JAMSHA // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Leon Osman would be willing to drop down
    to the Championship after being released by
    Everton, the Derby Telegraph reports.

    could it be him?

  • 45 Nufc-83 // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    Jamasha really hope not awful player

  • 46 Bobbybee // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    LR32. Think of that foot that’s been allowed to stroke the ball around gracefully, being instructed by hippo heed to ‘boot t’ ball as far as possible. Distance over accuracy all day long’. Heartbraking. 😉

  • 47 JAMSHA // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:38 PM


    Yea Hope Its Not Him, I Remember The Media Had Linked Us With A EPL CB

  • 48 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    I know, it gets worse. Really hope it doesn’t happen. Another Premier League club is bad enough enough you like a player, but not them, please not them.

  • 49 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Santon was shite, his positioning was terrible, never closed down the cross, was predictable going forward and never tracked back.

    Never understood what people saw in him. I rated Danny Simpson as a much better full-back and to be fair I never rated Danny Simpson…

  • 50 Bobbybee // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    His self esteem must be at an all time low to even consider it. It might be kinder to get him sectioned than let him go there.

  • 51 Jib // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Tschüss Deutschland

  • 52 Nufc-83 // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    This lad sane looks unbelievable for Germany can we not sign him 🙂

  • 53 Tsunki // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Ha ha Santon would have to have morphed into something different after he left us to be called anywhere near good, spent ages willing him to improve but he never got beyond the basics, couldn’t even do his day job – and as for running up the line he was the single biggest contributor to Jonas running his legs off, the poor guy covered more miles than any other player in the team through babysitting Santon. To think some were even crying out for Santon to be put on the wing, nobody could name a decent cross he ever made lol.

    Haidara was miles better and improving up until that rat macnamananaman nobbled him, I think he’s never recovered from that, sadly.

  • 54 Bobbybee // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    When was the last time Sissoko played well three times running for us? Oh yeah! NEVER. This might give Rafa some serious funds. Clubs might pay silly money for him now. Time to find a replacement who’s more consistent. Doesn’t want to be here. Win win surely?

  • 55 manxpie // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    aye agree on santon also the start of colo’s demise as he had to babysit too

  • 56 Nufc-83 // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Bobby this is the only game he has done anything in tbf. I think he will get hyped up though as having a great torn and he will be gone no doubt would say around 16m

  • 57 Moonraker15 // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Sissoko’s price has just risen to 30 million! Haha

  • 58 Tsunki // Jul 7, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Bobby – wait until the final when Moussa scores with a man of the match performance. Ker-chinnnnng!

  • 59 ShirebrookToon // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    One more game to go then it’s all eyes on the toon ripping up the championship

  • 60 Bobbybee // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    NUFC 83, I’ve never seen him play that well 3 games running for us. Not saying he was that good like, let’s not get carried away! 😉 Rafa’s put a price on him that is none negotiable. He won’t budge either cos he’d sooner keep him. Water pistols at ten paces. My money’s on Rafa. 😉

  • 61 Bobbybee // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    All offers over 30m, form an orderly queue please.

  • 62 Bambams // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:07 PM


    We all know the REAL Sissoko !

    He played well when TV or top four games.

    His performances have assisted us massively financially.

    I would love him to come back, teeth gritted and ready to take the Championship by the scruff of the neck….

    But we know the REAL Sissoko

    Any bid north of £20 million and give that to Rafa !


  • 63 ShirebrookToon // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    Bet charnleys phone is red hot now with offers for Sissoko

  • 64 clinath@ed // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    Just logged back on..cheers Bobby for the info. Certainly no more than till January then, if at all.

  • 65 Mister Tuff // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    Pogba was the stand out player for me.. Whilst Sissoko was ok he had 4 opportunities to get away down the wing using his speed/power – he chose not to – 3 sideways/back passes and one cross. Poor decision making in my book.

  • 66 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    He had a number of man of the matches did Santon.

    Breezed past people numerous times, which is a lot harder to do than it looks and enables the whole team to move up the pitch. His crossing wasn’t great, but was comfortable on the ball. He’s certainly not crap, but not the best thing since sliced bread either, but neither are we. Jose didn’t think so either at Inter, and he’s been part of international setups as well.

    The amount of times Simpson lost the ball through hoof panic balls was a waste of possession in itself. He was OK at very best.

    Not every player is perfect. Most players have flaws in some way.

    When you have a muppet as a manager, it can make players worse. Rafa will hopefully do the opposite and continue to improve them.

  • 67 Back Door Man // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    I think we should sign that frog fella who impressed Martin Keyhole so much … a guy called Sissmokehole or something. 

  • 68 Back Door Man // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    An earlier reference to Tsunki Lannister’s DSS and his ability to play sport at a ‘high level’ might appear to to some to be discriminatory against folks of short stature, but his ability to head the ball might be seen by others to be a more fluid version of that Aussie parlour game, Chuck the Dwarf.

  • 69 JamesToon // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:14 PM

    Always wished we played santon as a RB, never happened under pardew 🙁

  • 70 scout // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    How many times did Sissoko give the ball away? They watch a different game to me. How can you say he put a shift in?
    Surely a minimum requirement

  • 71 Nufc-83 // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Scout not that many tonight actually unlike the other games in which he consistently got in people’s way or played a 5 yard pass backwards. He worked very hard tonight without doing anything really so will again earn lots of praise to bump his price up.

  • 72 Bobbybee // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    Can anybody explain what is regarded as ‘tapping up?’ I read yesterday that liverpool had been in discussions with Sissoko’s agents. How is that NOT tapping up? He’s under contract after all.

  • 73 manxpie // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    laurent santons flaws were defending and not tracking back and also not being able to cross lol
    pretty much his whole job but tbf he certainly looked graceful on the ball

  • 74 martoon // Jul 7, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Sissoko worked hard and did put a shift in but he did nothing going forward. He seems too frightened to make one his runs for France and always stops and then passes backwards or at best sideways.

  • 75 Grae_NZ // Jul 8, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Isaac Hayden just flew into NCLE. Picked up in club transport. Happy with that!

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