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Newcastle Now Unlikely To Sign This Defender

12:26 pm, Saturday, July 16th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

Newcastle United have been linked with Leeds United left-back/left winger Charlie Taylor for a few months now, but there seems little chance that Rafa Benitez will be successful in trying to get him to Newcastle this summer.

That’s if Leeds United’s new manager Garry Monk has anything to do with it – as Garry sees Taylor as a key player as the former Swansea manager tries to build a strong side at Leeds United to get them back into the Premier league – where the famous Yorkshire club belongs.


Leeds United left back Charlie Taylor

Garry Monk was asked in the Yorkshire Evening Post if he expects Taylor to stay at Elland Road this season:

“For sure, 100%. He has to be here.” “Charlie’s been great, he’s been fantastic in training and he’s very focused on what we’re doing. That’s not a problem.”

“There’s no worries about it from my side and it’s business as usual. Charlie’s a big important part of what I’m doing.”

Charlie was the Leeds United Player of the Season last term and he had a great season in making 43 total appearances and it’s hardly surprising a number of clubs have been interested in the player this summer, especially since his contract only has one year to run.

Clubs credited with an interest in Charlie include Newcastle, West Brom, Burnley and Middlesbrough.

The York-born 22 year-old has been at Leeds since 2010 when he was 16 years old and he made his first team debut for the club at 17 years of age as a second half substitute against local rivals Bradford City in the League Cup in August 2011.

He has since played 72 times for the Leeds first team with 3 goals and has had another 59 first team games on loan at Bradford City, York City, Inverness CT and Fleetwood Town, where he  played 42 times on a season long loan in the 2013-2014 season.

Rafa may want to bring in a left back this summer to challenge Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara for the starting position,  but it’s unlikely to be Charlie Taylor.

Comments welcome.

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

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sing in the corner // Jul 16, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    24sing in the corner // Jul 16, 2016 at 12:30 PM
    Something is knawing away at my general optimistic vibe for the task before us…
    Rafa: ‘..Lee Charnley is controlling business…’
    I wouldn’t let him control picking up dogs’ business.

  • 2 Jib // Jul 16, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    sing in the corner @1

    It wasn’t worth repeating

  • 3 Bobbybee // Jul 16, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    Sing, sadly not even Rafa can be in two places at the same time so Charnley has to do his bit. And if Rafa says offer six, then Charnley will do as he’s told. Nobody wants to sell their star players, especially teams like Blackburn who don’t have many, so you can understand their reluctance. Rafa will probably make a decision soon – give them what they want or move on. Plenty other fish in the sea marra. 😉

  • 4 sing in the corner // Jul 16, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    Aye I know Bobby..
    I just still find it hard to believe he still is in a job, given his track record, albeit probably with generally a lot less power than he had.

  • 5 sing in the corner // Jul 16, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    I see there’s more chatter about Krul to the Hammers…

  • 6 hibbitt // Jul 16, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    part ex for andy carroll ?????

    anything is possible with Rafa

  • 7 firebug666 // Jul 16, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    Newcastle United FC ?@NUFC 33s33 seconds ago
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    Newcastle United FC ?@NUFC 9s9 seconds ago
    ? #NUFC subs at @bfcdublin: Darlow, Janmaat, Dummett, Gámez, Hayden, Shelvey, Tioté, Thauvin, Wijnaldum, Perez, Gayle.
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  • 8 Belfast // Jul 16, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    I hope todays captain is the new captain 🙂

  • 9 lesh // Jul 16, 2016 at 3:05 PM


    Charnley’s hands are on the purse-strings while Rafa’s in Ireland and so while he might do what’s required of him, it’ll be in his own time.

    Charnley’s one who’s have to be closely watched, hounded, to make sure he does what he’s been asked to do!

    Why he’s still in such a key position beats me and many others by the look of it.

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