Newcastle Consider £5M Bid For English Left Back


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.

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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.



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75 comments so far

  • Rafa Revolution

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Get him signed

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  • Rafa Revolution

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #2

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

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #3

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

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #4

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

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #5

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

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  • Belfast

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #6

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

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #7

    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. 😉

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #8

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

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #9

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

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  • santon3

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #10

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

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #11

    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.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #12

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

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Charlie taylor In
    David Santon In
    1 new central defender In

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

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #14

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

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  • santon3

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Rafa

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

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Nar Santon can go to the mackems

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  • santon3

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #17

    JP

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

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #18

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

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  • santon3

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #19

    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.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #20

    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.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #21

    No pictures of Gamez arriving yet then

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #22

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

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  • Rafa Revolution

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #23

    See Sissoko is playing again, think Germany will win

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #24

    Sissoko is gonna run riot against the Germans haha

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #25

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

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #26

    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?

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #27

    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. 😉

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Lively first few minutes!

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  • geordie157

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #29

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

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  • geordie157

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #30

    Have to say Griezmann is one of my favorite players!

    Can Rafa persuade him to sign haha….

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  • lesh

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #31

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

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  • jib follower

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #32

    All non-runners

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #33

    Think Draxler and Kimmich could do a job for us 😉

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  • geordie157

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #34

    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!

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #35

    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.

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  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #36

    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

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Funny old game.

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  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #38

    What did Schweinsteiger do?

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  • Rafa Revolution

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Never a penalty

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #40

    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

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