When it was confirmed on Friday that Steven Taylor would no longer be a Newcastle player after the end of this month, the player himself said that he had already had a lot of interesting offers from home and abroad.

Saturday morning has seen the speculation go up a few levels as we wait to see where the 30 year old, heart on his sleeve, Geordie ends up next.

There are widespread reports that both Celtic and Rangers are amongst those to register interest in taking Steven Taylor on, with claims that Taylor himself had sounded out former team-mate Joey Barton regarding the ins and outs of a possible move to Ibrox.

The Express further report that both Brighton and recently promoted Hull City are also keen on signing up the Newcastle central defender.

Whilst his stock has undoubtedly fallen amongst Newcastle fans in recent seasons, Taylor can be seen on the face of it as an attractive proposition.

Playing almost all of his career in the Premier League and being first choice for much of the time, it will be interesting to see just who is willing to take a gamble on his up and down form of recent years and increasingly poor fitness record due to multiple injuries.

It would be a surprise if Steven Taylor couldn’t cope with life in the Scottish Premier League, with the average playing level no better than the equivalent of League One at the very best.

With both sets of Old Firm fans keen on players who are ‘expressive’ on and off the pitch, Taylor could find the perfect home for his talents.

On a playing level, it would obviously be more interesting to see how he would get on, if indeed a club like Premier League Hull City or probable promotion candidates Brighton, gave him a chance to show he does have what it takes to play at a decent level having now turned 30.

A bit like Shola Ameobi who now has interest from Gateshead, Steven Taylor will be a player who continues to interest Newcastle fans long after his departure.