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Newcastle have placed Steven Taylor on the transfer list after he failed to agree on a new deal.
The defender, currently sidelined with a shoulder injury, will be out of contract at the end of the season.
The Magpies had been keen to keep Taylor but his agent Paul Stretford recently admitted that negotiations over an extension were not progressing smoothly.
Newcastle have now decided to make Taylor available for transfer after he turned down their latest offer of a new deal.
The proposal was thought to be in the region of £40,000-a-week, while Taylor's representatives wanted something closer to £60,000.
A club spokesman said: "We can confirm that Steven Taylor is on the transfer list."
The 24-year-old has been with Newcastle since the start of his career and made 21 appearances last season en route to the club earning promotion back to the Premier League.
Stop any back-tracking attempts and sell him before the weekend. And contrary to some of the other comments made he was born in Greenwich, London although I admit he can be classed as home grown since he joined Newcastle as a kid. £60k a week! Those days are at an end now unless you play for Man City, Man Utd or Chelsea. Taylor would do a good job at Hull or Leeds. He himself is the only one who thinks he''s at Premier League level.
Posted 16:10 26th August 2010
Sell him and buy a pacey striker to partner Carrol up front and get them on cheap wages some one like Nicky Maynard at Bristol City or Mackail Smith at Peterbourgh. Bye Taylor go and join Everton with all the other over paid injured players and Williamson does the job anyways .Well done Newcastle !
Posted 14:10 26th August 2010
I was a massive fan of Taylor''s, but i''ve quickly gone off him. Dont understand the fans saying we should be giving in to his wage demands. He was a disruptive influence during his injury plagued season last year and are we forgetting his rift with Andy Carroll?! We dont need another split in the dressing room. If he cares more about money then get rid of him now, good work Mike Ashley
Posted 12:59 26th August 2010
I think both parties are right in this situation. Taylor, who has been a loyal servant at the club for his entire career so far, clearly feels that his loyalty and service is worth as much (or slightly less) than the number of overrated has-beens that have been turning out for Newcastle recently. He''s rejected an offer because the offer shows that he isn''t appreciated the same way as other players. On the other hand, it is good to see Newcastle actually addressing their financial problems, and yes it would be pretty stupid to offer a 60k contract to a player who has sparingly featured due to injury. I also think that a semi big club should take a punt on Taylor. He''s shown in the past that he has the attributes and attitude to make a good premiership player, so this could be a good move for him.
Posted 12:14 26th August 2010
Being 23 some of my earliest memories of football are the attacking newcastle team of the 90''s managed by Kevin Keegan and I therefore have a soft spot for them. Unoftunately for them they gambled on success and got so close but could not quite achieve it and were therefore left penniless with big salaries. This has therefore lead to the problems that they are in now. Mike Ashley has ploughed nearly £300m into the club from his own pocked to clear some of the debts and is now, reasonably, trying to make the club self-sufficient so that they can grow again, this therefore means applying a stict wage structure, so if Taylor doesn''t want to be part of this wage structure then newcastle have 3 options, firstly bow to his demands and potentialy open a can of worms, secondly let him run down his contract and leave on a free at the end of the season or finally try and sell him now and get some money in which could be used to re-invest into the team. Personally I think Ashley has made the correct decision and I''m glad to see that many of the geordies agree with this.
Posted 11:11 26th August 2010
Although notifying him that he was transfer listed through the media isn''t exactly proffesional from NUFC, it is overal the right decision he should understand more than most that financially due to extravagant wages we were paying a few seasons ago we were on the verge of meltdown, and even if he was state that his performances warrant a 60k a week contract he has been injured for almost a year now so this idea could not be even romanticised with! Yet another player who wants on the money train!
Posted 10:06 26th August 2010
I am amazed buy the majority of the comments buy Newcastle fans! Not speaking about the wage issue, but about the underestimating of Steven Taylor! I mean guys look at the signings Newcastle made this season, losing a player like Steven is not good if the owner of the club plans to bring back Newcastle at a level that the club can compete with the big teams. If the plan is every year to battle not to be relegated then save 20k weakly and sale Steven. I am sure you can build the future of the club around Sol Campbell¿ No disrespect to the great career his had, it is time to stop playing actively¿
Posted 10:03 26th August 2010
Just how anyone can say Steven Taylor is worth 40k a week let alone 60k is beyond me. Yes he wears his heart on his sleeve but is he really going to get any better that he is? How can he demand 60k a week when he''s been injured all year. Fair play to the owner this time. If he won''t sign what''s been offered then Newcastle have done the right thing.
Posted 09:47 26th August 2010
Well done to Chris Hughton & the rest of the back room team. I''m glad people are being told to get lost of they try to hold the club to ransom when they know what state the finances are in. He didn''t play a full paart last season in the campaign and he won''t be fit for the next couple of months...cash in and help the finances, i''m sure Newcastle will have some younger players that they can develop instead of paying for this extremely overrated defender. I''m not a Newcastle fan but I hate seeing clubs being treated like crap from overpaid, arrogant, self centered idiots, i also include N''Zogbia, Mascherano and the Stoke keeper...I don''t know his name but he''s apparently worth £6 million...Oi, players sort yourselves out and stop acting like stupid KIDS!
Posted 09:15 26th August 2010
easy desicion to put him on the transfer list. he isnt the player that hes made out to be!! and his demands are just ridiculous. sell him now before his contract runs out next year and he leaves for free. why cant people see this! it seems whatever the board at newcastle do the fans are still going to disagree and moan!
Posted 08:32 26th August 2010
Arsenal sign steve taylor for 40k and definitely he will agree the deal as both is in win win situation. Arsenal need more quality English player and Taylor can play at the top stage which he haven been there for his life(Champion League). He can fit Arsenal Centre Back as he is 1 of the potential star and might overtake Terry.
Posted 08:17 26th August 2010
Young, local, heart, soul etc etc.. What a load of junk.. The club have set a wage cap on future contract deals, which in the current financial climate is perfectly sensible. The player is an average premiership player. The averge premiership player earns around £28,000 per week apparently. The sooner the Newcastle fans realise football clubs need to be run the same as any other business, they will in turn realise Ashley has you on a stable footing.. Send Taylor to anther club who want to overpay and jeapordise their fans clubs future!!
Posted 07:43 26th August 2010
I would not blame Steve Taylor alone for this situation. Greedy agents can ruin peoples standings with a club. Its time for him to come out from behind these guys and step up to the plate. I for one hope he stays.
Posted 00:28 26th August 2010
On hearing that Steven Taylor has reject a new deal at Newcastle, I have a question that can only truly be anwered by one person - Steven Taylor himself. £40k a week over 4 years is money I could only dream of, so whats the problem? Alan Shearer could have played anywhere in the world and won as many medals as anyone, but the honour of playing for his home town club was more important. As someone who has stated he loves the club and doesn''t want to play anywhere else, does the same thing not apply to you?
Posted 00:00 26th August 2010
Just goes to show how the wage structure has gone stupid when a non international who has hardly played wants 60,000 a week.He ought to be ashamed of himself when you think of all the great Newcastle players of the past who played for the love of the club not the wage packet. Kevin Keegan,peter beardsley,chris waddle,gazza,big mac,pop robson,wyn davies,irving natrass,bobby moncur and the great Alan Shearer and countless others.He wants to think himself lucky to get 40,000 a week when there are many a family struggling in these hard times but will go without to support their team.Young mr taylor wants to think himself lucky he is employed because by all accounts he is not that good
Posted 23:11 25th August 2010
As a Liverpool supporter, I would love us to try and bring Taylor in. I don''t know how much Roy can generate, estimates range in these parts between £0 and £15m+. If we could get Taylor for around £7m, he could challange for a place at Centre Back and cover Johnson or Kelly at right back. My first thought when I saw this though, was that the usual suspects Redknapp and Bruce would try to add him to their array of Centre Backs...however on reflection maybe a Wenger or a Moyes would be nearer the mark!
Posted 19:28 25th August 2010
Steven Taylor your a joke turning down 40k a week and wanting 60k is just greed u should b happy to play for your hometown club.. Id love to play for Newcastle and earn what I do now, it takes me nearly 4 years to earn 40k and he rejects that for a week?? Go to man city with the rest of the greedy players!!!
Posted 17:49 25th August 2010
What the hell are the board doing????? We have had a fantastic start to the new season, everything from within the club is rosey! Nobody complaining. Everybody, the whole club completely focussed on retaining our premier league status! Then, just typical of us, we release a statement saying that one of our most loyal players is being transfer listed! Remember, this lad stayed with us last year when he had options to leave! The club are exploiting his loyalty. By broadcasting this to the public domain, it puts more pressure on Stevie T to sign a lower contract! Also, the "is he isnt he worth 60k a week" debate should not be happening in public! All we should be concentrating on is staying in the premier league! I just dont get it! As for Alex Beeby saying we should get Puyol????? What planet you on?
Posted 17:42 25th August 2010
Regarding Steven Taylor and the reported £40.000 per week offer by NUFC and the £60.000 per week that Stevens agent/s have dictated on a final `Either pay or Transfer out`, as much as like and fully respect Steven, could the lad not realise that this is only Uniteds first season back into the top flight, and that fighting to establish the team into a fully confirmed respectable position is most paramount in the attempt to the rebuilding of Newcastle United as a force to be reckond with amongst the top half clubs?, instead of his agents demanding instant financial gain, should they not instead realize that they are instrumental in assisting United to once again achieve a respectable safe and sound financial base? a base that is programmed to be achieved over a three to four year period?, only then can a wage structure of £60.000 per week be sensibly negotiated, the present team are playing AS a commited team, and for the COLORS and all the magnificent SUPPORTERS with pride, Steven should realize that he has a major part to play in his manager Chris Hughtons plans in Uniteds future. - cut it out Steven and take the £40.000, the vast majority of your supporters have to scrimp and scrape for the cost of match day tickets on a weekly family living income 150 times less than your offered £40000, you said that you loved the club Steven - now prove it!!.
Posted 17:35 25th August 2010
I''m sorry Alex and Graham, I have to disagree. I''m a Newcastle fan and I''d like to see him stay but this happened last time we offered him a deal. And the bottom line is hes not as good as he thinks he is. Offering him 40K a week is a joke for him and hes holding out for 60K (allegedly). He gives his all and I love him for it but he does make a fair few big mistakes and gets away with them because hes the young geordie boy whos come through the ranks. If he goes I''ll wish him all the best but he should accepted there offer (he should of torn there hands off at that deal) and knuckled down.
Posted 17:30 25th August 2010
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