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Long serving Newcastle defender set for summer departure

Steven TaylorThe Newcastle United fans who are gathered around the jukebox this evening in The Transfer Tavern are discussing the potential summer departure of a long serving player this summer.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Steven Taylor could be set for the exit this summer ending a 20 year association with the club.

Taylor was one of the players who put in a calamitous performance against Southampton last weekend and was substituted at half time, and it now looks as though Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has lost faith in the player and will not be offering the defender a new deal when his current one expires at the end of this season.

Over recent seasons Taylor has been dogged with injury problems and has only made nine first team appearances this season, and with the club only conceding less goals than bottom club Aston Villa, Benitez is looking at strengthening his defensive options for next season.

The Newcastle fans in The Tavern understand why the club need to let Taylor go but would like to thank him for his efforts throughout his time with the club.

Is getting rid of Taylor a good move? Let us know in the comments!

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