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Manchester City Want Steven Taylor

The People (Alan Oliver) are reporting this morning that Manchester City will make a move for Newcastle defender Steven Taylor.

Steven Taylor – Manchester City interested

It’s still a little uncertain whether Steven will sign his new Newcastle contract soon, or wait until his current contract expires next summer and become a free agent.

But Steven was included in the list of 23 senior players that make up the Newcastle squad for this season,  in the Premier League.

The People is reporting that Manchester City think it is pointless moving for the former England Under-21 captain in January,  when they can pick him up for nothing a few months later.

But there’s a little bit of faulty logic there. because what happens if another club picks him up in January for a nominal amount, or if indeed he signs his new contract then he may be available next summer – but for a fee.

Garry Cook (Executive Chairman) and Brian Marwood (Football Administrator) are both top executives now at the Eastlands club, and  used to work for Nike, and they worked with Taylor when he was a teenager in wrapping up a sponsorship deal for him, and they have seen the player come on in leaps and bounds since that time.

There are also players like Shay Given, Micah Richards and Joe Hart now at City, who have played with him and regard Steven as a top class player, and have made their views known to manager Roberto Mancini.

Celtic are also interested in the player and if Steven hasn’t signed his contract by January, we have to believe some big clubs would come in to try to sign him at that time.

Steven Taylor hasn’t said too much about things lately, other than to say he wants to stay on Tyneside and play for his home town club, but negotiations with the club have been going on for a while now, and seem to have bogged down, with little sign they will reach a successful conclusion anytime soon.

Taylor told the People:

“All I am doing is concentrating on getting myself fit and making myself available for selection.”

We don’t think there is much in this story at all,  and we’d like to see Steven sign for Newcastle very soon, and then next summer if Manchester City want to come along and spend some of their vast money on Steven – the Tyneside club would probably take £20M for him. 😀

However, by then the new UEFA rules for spending only what you make as a football club, will be much closer to becoming law.

And we don’t know how long the Eastlands club will be allowed to throw their money around, grossly overpaying for new players they bring in, as they make a complete mockery of the transfer system.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • ganiyu

    Sep 5, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #1

    taylor can go if he wants to cos he never made any difference here.sell him before its 2 late.

  • andysimpson89

    Sep 5, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #2

    St is one of the most overrated players ever at Nufc. Have we missed him this past yr. I don’t think so. He will not want to b 4th in the pecking order but that’s where he belongs. Colo and willo r excellent plus sol backing them up. He has some cheek looking for such a big pay deal when he played more in gettin us relegated than he did helping us get back up. Needs to take a look at himself

  • nightfa11

    Sep 5, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #3

    richards for taylor? i wouldnt mind..

  • Doha Mag

    Sep 5, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #4

    I can’t see Man City signing young Taylor as they already have better youngsters in Richards, Onuoho, etc who can’t get into their star studded side……

    City can no doubt offer him the money he’s looking for but I can’t see him going to any of the top PL sides as he’s not good enough. He’ll struggle to get back into the Newcastle team this season!

  • john_cena163

    Sep 5, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #5

    No1 will b sold

  • ganiyu

    Sep 5, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Ashley pls do something sell! sell! sell! then buy the nowergian eric husklepp instead of skeljbred

  • GeordieDan

    Sep 5, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #7

    At least he’ll get the 60k/week he wanted, and just for warming a seat somewhere in Manchester.

    These rich arabs are really stupid, you can buy seat warmers from BnQ for a tenner, av got one on me bog upstairs. :oD

  • Toonmania

    Sep 5, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #8

    nah come on guy’s it’s the only way man shitty can fill their stadium buy more players less seats for the fans to fill up 🙂

  • Dennis Twice

    Sep 5, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #9


  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 5, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #10

    getting really bored of this now. If an injured player, aged 24, can’t hack it on £45k a week for doing sweet fa, then he should do one and the quicker the better. How many of us would love just to play for the shirt and he gives us all this I’m a Geordie b……ks !

  • Chris F

    Sep 5, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #11

    looks like old Wilf Taylor is up to his old tricks again and still has the insane idea his lad’s the new Franco Baresi or Paolo Maldini.

    Taylor’s always seemed a good kid to me, but he’s got bad advice from those around him. Christ knows why he took on Stretford as an agent.

  • CT

    Sep 5, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #12

    Who wrote this story in the People? Alan bloody Oliver thats who! Complete load of borrocks as my chinese mate would say! Pure brinkmanship! Tayls will sign his contract@ circa£35-40k a week!

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Sep 5, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #13

    You lot on here haven’t got a clue about football Taylor will be an England international in the not to distant future I hope he’s still a toon player

  • Solaidback

    Sep 5, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #14

    The way that Manc Ali Citey are heading, they’ll have to lose some of their expensive players anyway, as the club doesn’t earn enough now to pay for their wages, never mind buy more players & pay for them, their outgoings exceed their revenue & if thats the case in a season or 2, then they’ll have to drop their high wages or be in serious trouble…..

    As for ST, he claims to love the team, if this is the case, then he should be quite happy to sign an extended contract, not expect a new contract, he’s already on £35k a week but wants more, he thinks because Manc Ali Citey are paying there defenders 70-80k per week, he thinks we should as well, but he should already know that Ashley won’t be held to ransom & if we lose him, its no great loss as he didn’t cost us anything, so no problem…. personally, I’m not bothered either way… 🙂

  • Solaidback

    Sep 5, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Now thats funny…. a Geordiedoonsouth telling local Geordies they know nowt about football… lol lol 😉

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 5, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #16


    what an arrogant, obnoxious and opinionated little prat you really are.

  • wilko

    Sep 5, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #17

    This will be music to taylor’s over inflated ego and his agent will be rubbing his hands together , now we’ll see Taylor’s true loyalty, hopefully to stay with NUFC , learn from the mistakes he makes and become a great defender and then fight for his place and keep it, that’s what we all want in the end!

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  • Brisvegas

    Sep 5, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Total Bollocks! The original story and Ed’s reporting of it.

    Taylor said nothing to the People and the whole story is strewn with “It is believed …” “It is thought …” type sentences.

    Absolute crap!

  • FloosieSusie

    Sep 5, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #19

    What are/will be the new EUFA rules regarding spending?

  • StuW

    Sep 5, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #20

    It’s written by the People, so I ain’t reading into it one bit. I don’t think we should consider selling STaylor, he has the ability to be in the sasme bracket as Jagielka and co.

  • moonraker

    Sep 5, 2010 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Doha mag @ 4

    Try to keep up to date mate! Richards IS in the Man City team and Onuoha has been sold to the Mackems I thought!

    Anyway I have watched S.Taylor for along time now and would love it if he could become a top England international; but I fear he just hasn’t got what it takes at Prem or Int level; too many mistakes and rash decisions.

    If he signs the contract fine; if not goodbye and good luck! We will survive 🙂

  • Doha Mag

    Sep 5, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #22


    Onuoho is on loan to Sunderland but wish he was with us as he’s a class act.

    As for Richards, if he’s back in the City team, good one as he was excellent when he first broke into the England team but not the same player for a season or two.

    It would be good news if Taylor signed a contract extension but on reasonable wages. So if he doesn’t sign it’s not the end of the world.

    Newcastle United must always come first……..

  • baro

    Sep 5, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #23

    I really hope we keep Steven Taylor. He is young former u21 England captain which is not easy to get. A terrific defender. Only way I would let him go to City is exchange for Richards, or Balotelli.

  • shearer4pm

    Sep 5, 2010 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #24

    as a fellow geordie down south. i would like to take this time to distance myself from comments made by geordiedoonsouth. 😉

  • Brutooon

    Sep 6, 2010 at 3:26 AM

    Comment #25

    time for him to move on. 24 years old and still uncapped on senior level?

    John Terry is world class during his 23-24 years old

    Win-Win situation:
    NUFC will get a high money from his sale
    S.Taylor will get high wages from McFC


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