In-demand Newcastle defender plans long term Tyneside stay

Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor is set to stay at his boyhood club despite heavy interest from elsewhere, as reported by Sky Sports.

Queens Park Rangers and West Ham have been linked with a move for the 28-year-old but his agent Jonathan Hope has ruled out the chance of him leaving.

Taylor has been with Newcastle for over ten years making more than 200 appearances for the club he supported as a child.

The former England under-21 international has a number of clubs wanting to sign him, but Hope believes a summer move is very unlikely.

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“I can confirm that I’ve had talks to several clubs in regards to Taylor,” Hope told Sky Sports.

“Yes a lot of interest and great opportunities but I will state now that Steven Taylor is going nowhere.

“He is contractually obliged to Newcastle United and he wants to play for the club he loves.

“Despite media reports I’m saying now Steven Taylor and myself are not interested in talking to anyone else. Our focus is Newcastle and fighting for a place in Alan Pardew’s plans.

“We are not looking to leave Newcastle and hopefully this will end speculation over his future.”

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