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Alan Pardew To Keep Steven Taylor Out Of Champions League Club Clutches

8 years ago
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Steven Taylor is claimed this morning to be one of the Newcastle players that manager Alan Pardew doesn’t want to move on.

The United manager having said that he was ‘advising’ a number of players that they should find new clubs this summer but the Shields Gazette stating that they understand Taylor is most definitely in Pardew’s plans for next season.

Indeed recently, Alan Pardew said about Steven Taylor;

“I do love him and it has been hard leaving him (Taylor) out of the team.”

With it being the real crazy season in terms of transfer speculation, recent days had seen Fenerbahce bizarrely linked with a move for Steven Taylor.

This is Fenerbahce who have walked the Turkish league and who are automatic entries for next season’s Champions League.

This is a Fenerbache who this past season had defenders such as these to call on; Czech Republic international Kadlec, Portuguese international Alves, Turkish internationals Korkmaz, Irtegun and Gonul.

In comparison, Taylor only started nine matches for Newcastle in the last Premier League season and in those 9 starts, there was one win, one draw and seven defeats. United scored four goals in those nine matches and conceded a massive twenty times with Taylor in the defence.

Most transfer rumours turn out to be rubbish but some such as this Fenerbahce one are so patently nonsense that you have to laugh when the media report them as a proper ‘story’.

Taylor himself has said recently;

“I have two years of my contract left and I don’t see my future as anywhere apart from Newcastle.

“I love it at Newcastle and would love to finish my career here.”

While I think the criticism and abuse of Taylor is way over the top, I think it is also clear that most supporters don’t see him as the answer to be first choice in Newcastle’s team next season.

If the club think that keeping hold of the likes of Taylor and potentially Shola as well, will in any way convince fans that the club is moving forward again, I think they are sadly mistaken.

I wish they could have been a bit more successful in convincing our quality players (those that other teams actually want to buy) to stay at Newcastle, such as Ba, Cabaye, Remy and those few who still remain such as Debuchy and Tiote.

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