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Taylor wants stability.

December 27th, 2010 | 82 Comments |

Taylor signs new long-term Newcastle deal.
Taylor signs new long-term Newcastle deal.
It’s old news now, but I’ve been out in the pub all day so now is the first chance I have had to write about the fact that Steven Taylor has signed a new five-and-a-half year deal at Newcastle.

This will hopefully end speculation regarding the future of the player and will allow the press, the club, the player and the fans to move on.

Taylor had been on the transfer list since late last summer when contract talks between the club and Taylor’s agent, Paul Stretford, broke down. There was a lot of rumour and speculation with regards to why the talks broke down, but I guess we will never know now why they did, not for a while anyway. Love him or hate him, Paul Stretford has done his job and got his client the deal that was required for Taylor to stay at the club for the forseeable.

Apparently Taylor wanted to see signs of the club moving forward and signs of stability at Newcastle before committing himself to a new deal. He has obviously seen enough of those signs since Alan Pardew took over three weeks ago to warrant him signing on for the long term, although I would argue that a lot of this stability was instilled under Chris Hughton back when any agreement with Taylor looked to be dead in the water. (more…)