Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has told The Transfer Tavern in an exclusive interview that he would not be surprised to see Neil Taylor leave his old side in the summer.
Taylor has been a good servant to Villa after joining in 2017, helping the Midlands club to win promotion back to the Premier League.
However, the 32-year-old left-back is out of contract at the end of the season and Sky Sports are now reporting that Turkish outfit Istanbul Basaksehir are interested in bringing him to the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium on a free transfer.
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Speaking exclusively to TT about Taylor’s future, Hendrie said:
“Taylor’s been one of those servants that some fans have liked him, some fans haven’t. Listen, when he’s played he’s worn his heart on his sleeve and he’s done well.
“I think the possibility of him signing a new contract is very, very bleak. I think he’d certainly be thinking and considering going and playing the latter stages of his career somewhere else, so it wouldn’t surprise me if he did leave the club.”
If Taylor wants to play regular football, then leaving this summer is probably his best option.
Matt Targett has really made that left-back position his own this season, making over 30 appearances for Dean Smith’s side in the current Premier League campaign, so it is hard to imagine Taylor usurping him.
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