There was news in early July that Newcastle were willing to pay £5M for Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor, but nothing materialized.
And then last week Chronicle Live reported Newcastle were interested in 23 year-old Charlie Taylor as well as team-mate 18 year-old midfielder Ronaldo Vieira.
The report was that we have been watching the two players all season.
Charlie Taylor – 23 year-old Leeds left-back
Charlie’s main position is at left-back but he can also play as a left-winger and he showed yesterday he is a very talented player who looked really impressive against the Magpies.
Charlie is highly rated and has made 91 appearances and scored 3 goals with 10 assists for Leeds United since making his debut at age 17 back in August, 2011 as a substitute against local rivals Bradford City in the League Cup.
He made 43 total appearances for Leeds last season with one goal and was the Leeds United Player of the Season.
Liverpool were willing to shell out £3M for him in late August, but were not willing to meet Leeds’ high valuation of £7M.
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 for them.
He has played 150 first team games so far in his career with 3 goals and 17 assists.
There is just no way Garry Monk would part with Charlie in January, but he could become a firm target of Rafa’s in the summer and £7M would seem to be good business for Newcastle.
And if Newcastle continue to dominate the Championship this season and we are promoted, then Rafa’s Magpies could be an attractive club to join this summer.
What do you think?