Newcastle have been linked with signing Leeds United left-back since last summer and he will now become a free agent at the end of June – so he could become a real bargain buy for the club.
Because Charlie came through the Youth system at Leeds from the age of 16, the Yorkshire club would be due some compensation because he is still under 24 – he turns that age in September.
That compensation is usually decided between the buying and selling club and when agreement cannot be reached an independent tribunal sets the figure.
Leeds United’s Charlie Taylor – free agent this summer
But Bet Victor have priced Newcastle at only 12/1 to sign the 23-year-old with West Brom placed as the odds-on favorites to sign the defender.
Stoke manager Tony Pulis talked about West Brom wanting to sign Charlie a week ago, which seems to be why they have become the odds-on favorites?
West Brom are 4/5 odds-on ahead of Stoke City (6/1) with the huge Merseyside club Liverpool also at 6-1.
Four other Premier League clubs Everton, Tottenham, Leicester and Newcastle – are all priced at 12/1.
Charlie has refused to sign a new deal at Leeds for over a year now and he also annoyed manager Garry Monk last weekend when he refused to play in the final game of the season at Wigan, which ended in a 1-1 draw against the already relegated club.
But Rafa may have somebody else in mind as a left-back recruit and after being promised all that’s available from club owner Mike Ashley in transfer funds this summer, our world-class manager may have raised his standards for summer recruits.
But Charlie would still be quite a bargain buy for the Magpies at a reasonable cost.
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