Newcastle To Move For This 23 Year-Old Free Agent This Summer?

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez will want to bring in a good left-back this summer to challenge local lad Paul Dummett for the left-back spot next season.

Paul has improved  a lot this season and he’s become a good defensive full-back and Rafa may want to bring in a more attacking left back as an alternative to Paul.

We were linked with Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor last summer and during this season and he could be a very decent buy for Newcastle, because he will become a free agent at the end of June.

Charlie Taylor – 23 year-old Leeds United left-back

He made his debut for Leeds at only 17 years of age in August, 2011 as a second half substitute against local rivals Bradford City in the League Cup.

Charlie was born in York and came through the Leeds United Youth Academy and to get first team experience he was loaned out to Bradford City, York City, Inverness CT and Fleetwood Town earlier in his career.

In the last three seasons Charlie has played 93 times for Leeds with 3 goals and has been in excellent form again this season and some big clubs are interested in him this summer, especially since he will be a free agent.

He stands 6ft 1ins tall and has played twice for the England U19 side.

Charlie was the Leeds United Player of the Season last term and had a great season in making 43 total appearances.

Leeds manager Garry Monk is also a big fan of the player and he said this last July in the Yorkshire Evening Post about his left back when asked if he was staying at Leeds:

“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.”

Rafa will want to get some good financial acquisitions this summer as he strengthens the Newcastle squad again and Charlie could one be one of the players brought in over the summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • lesh

    Mar 26, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #1

    C’mon Ed, be realistic. If us and Leeds are promoted, why would Taylor want to leave Leeds to join us? We’re not a top six club yet and if the lad’s got ambition to make a name for himself, it’s that sort of club he’d join.

    In any event, Rafa needs Ashley et al to demonstrate their ambition for Newcastle United to become a successful club on the field – not just in the accounts!

  • lesh

    Mar 26, 2017 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #2

    …… and then we’d be attractive to high calibre players.


    Mar 26, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #3

    U think he’s either going to stay at Leeds or go to a top 6 club? Pretty sure we could sign any Leeds player if we really wanted too

  • Mag52

    Mar 26, 2017 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #4


    Am I reading you right that you think we’re looking at being a top six club in the premiership next season ?

  • cyprus

    Mar 26, 2017 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #5

    I saw the name iniesta in a couple posts?!!!

    Good joke though.

  • lesh

    Mar 26, 2017 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #6


    Yup, that’s what I’m suggesting but would be delighted if I’m wrong.

    Mag – only WWSBRD can say whether he/ she thinks we’ll be a top six club next season, but I’m not sure that’s what was meant or implied.

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 26, 2017 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed, need someone to challenge Dummett, that’s hardly a challenge now is it.

    Ha ha ha

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 26, 2017 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #8

    We are not a top six side.

  • Mag52

    Mar 26, 2017 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #9


    IF we go up and IF Leeds don’t, then I think we have a good chance of getting hold of Charlie Taylor (unless, of course, he opts for a club with realistic ambitions for European football).
    Otherwise, no way Jose.

  • Mag52

    Mar 26, 2017 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #10


    If we break into the top six in the premiership within the next five years, I’ll be mightily surprised and extremely happy.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 26, 2017 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #11

    As a fully paid up member of the Rafa cargo cult and the originator of the All Hail Him phrase, I’d be mightily surprised if we didn’t break into the top six within the next five years and extremely unhappy if we didn’t

  • Ron Knee

    Mar 26, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Two goals for Toney (so far).

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 26, 2017 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #13


    We keep forgetting about him!!

  • Ron Knee

    Mar 26, 2017 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #14


    The match is on Sky now.

  • toonincheek

    Mar 26, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Ron –

    That goal was some time ago,
    but it was worth of Messi.


    Mar 26, 2017 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Haha no we won’t be top 6 next season but equally I don’t think Taylor will be near a top 6 club…think we will be closer to that then Leeds though

    As I say mate reckon we could have any Leeds player we wanted if we were so inclined. Don’t think Taylor would be that hard to get

  • mindshaft

    Mar 27, 2017 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #18

    Not sure we need him as he’s not actually an upgrade on Dummett and doubt he’ll come just to sit on bench – one good thing is that Leeds actually have s worse chairman than toon , Monk has done a good job there getting them into a playoff spot against all expectations


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